A SERVICE of remembrance for families, couples and individuals affected by the loss of a baby, either during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, is to be held at 2pm on Saturday, October 29, at Bradford Cathedral.

In addition, anyone grieving never having children, is also welcome to attend.

The ‘Saying Goodbye’ services, which are open to people of faith or no faith and for those who have lost recently or decades ago, are uplifting and moving events filled with music, poems and acts of remembrance.

The services are run by the Mariposa Trust, a charity founded by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who sadly suffered the loss of five babies. They saw a lack of support for parents like them and wanted to give families the space to grieve for their lost babies.

The charity’s CEO, Zoe Clark-Coates MBE, said: "Our services are a wonderful opportunity for mothers, fathers, siblings and extended family to say goodbye to their babies and show they are truly loved and will always be missed.

“We invite anyone who has gone through or been affected by baby loss to join us for this special event.”

The Mariposa Trust provides free support to people affected by baby loss, pregnancy after baby loss, fertility and adoption.


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