PARENTS who have experienced the loss of a baby, whether during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, are invited to a service tomorrow (Saturday 14th September) at 3pm in Malmesbury Abbey, one of 20 Saying Goodbye services being held across the country.

The services are organised by leading support charity, The Mariposa Trust, which provides support that reaches over 50,000 people each week and helps people affected by baby loss, pregnancy after baby loss, fertility, adoption and more.

The charity was founded by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who sadly suffered the loss of five babies and saw that there was an extreme lack of support available to parents like them.

Zoe has recently been appointed by the Secretary of State for Health and 10 Downing Street to chair the National Pregnancy Loss Review, looking at all pre-24-week baby loss in the UK.

About 1 in 4 pregnancies each year in the UKend with the loss of a baby, and parents and families often feel isolated and unable to process the overwhelming grief and trauma that miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal and early years loss brings.

The services are open to people of faith or no faith, whether people have lost recently or decades ago, and welcome not only parents, but also the extended family and friends.