Saying Goodbye, (part of the Mariposa Trust) are coming back to Edinburgh in September with a new format Baby loss support remembrance and support service (part of a Nationwide chain of events). Due to Covid-19 this is not the original service we had planned, but we are happy to be able to bring a service to bereaved parents in your area.
The Mariposa Trust’s core objective is to support people who have lost babies at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or in infancy. It was founded in 2012, by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who saw a critical lack of support for people like them, who had gone through baby loss. With over 258,000 babies being lost yearly in the UK alone, the charity needed to be able to offer not only a comprehensive package of befriending and support but also national baby loss remembrance services (called Saying Goodbye Services), for people to join together and remember the children they had lost. 5 years on over 120 services have taken place at Cathedrals and Minsters across the UK, US and France, and 2020 will see services across the England, Wales and Scotland, Covid-19 permitting.
On the 12th September in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh we will be offering 2 back to back services :
2pm til 2.30pm
2.45pm til 3.15pm
Places are free but should be booked online via https://www.sayinggoodbye.org/sgscot20-booking-page/ to guarantee a space, as services are strictly 40 maximum per service.
So who is the service for?
Anyone who has either personally lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in early years, or who has been affected by a family members or friends loss. Whether the loss was recent or 80 years ago, everyone is welcome to attend. We have also extended the services, and gladly welcome anyone who is grieving the fact that they haven’t had children. This may be due to circumstance, infertility or for other reasons – but all are welcome. Babies and children are also invited to come with their family, as the Saying Goodbye service is truly a family event for all.
We know that as 1 in 4 women suffer miscarriage and baby loss, you will have contact with a significant number of people who have either personally suffered baby loss, or who have a partner or family member that has, so we wanted to ask if you would help us in promoting the service.
To read more on the charity, please see the Saying Goodbye website, which you can find at: www.sayinggoodbye.org
Emilie de Bruijn
Marketing and Medical Relationship Manager