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Lichfield Cathedral to host service for parents who have lost babies

A service at Lichfield Cathedral is being held for families who have lost babies.

Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: Andy Malbon and   licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Lichfield Cathedral. Pic: Andy Malbon and
licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Saying Goodbye event on November 9, will be part of a set of national commemorative services and will feature music, poetry and readings.

It is open to people of all faiths who have lost a child during pregnancy, birth or infancy.

Lichfield couple Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who have lost five children through miscarriage, are behind the services.

“We decided to take the pain of loss and create an organisation that could help others who have previously, or are currently going through the grief of losing a baby,” Zoe explained.

“The aim of our charity, The Mariposa Trust, is to help support those who have suffered the pain of losing a child at any stage.

“Approximately one in four pregnancies, or 250,000 per year end in miscarriage, plus 4,000 through still birth and more in infancy in the UK alone.

“The Saying Goodbye services are there for parents, family and friends who have lost to pay tribute and remember their cherished child.”

The service will take place at 2pm.

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