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£381raised of £5,000 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £381 to fund peer support groups, train peer support volunteers, raise awareness of pregnancy loss and offer tailored training to professionals

    Birmingham, UK
    Funded on Monday, 31st December 2018

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    Across the world families lives can be devastated by pregnancy loss, through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, termination for medical reasons and second trimester loss. The current figure for miscarriage before 14 weeks is that 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in miscarriage - for some that can mean multiple losses know as recurrent miscarriage.

    The Pinks N Blues has been supporting families who experience first and second trimester loss across the West Midlands since 2012 becoming a CIC in 2015. We have now decided to become a Charity and to do this we will need both the expertise and funding to do this properly to ensure we have a strong business plan, long term strategy and to offer a sustainable service.

    Currently we offer a number of groups within some of the communities of Birmingham however we need to expand this. To do this we will be offering a robust training programme for our volunteers to deliver safe and supportive peer support. Peer Support offers families an opportunity to talk with someone who 'gets it' who knows the ripple effects of pregnancy loss and the myriad of obstacles to overcome. Some of our families will be also going through fertility treatment, others will experience recurrent miscarriage without knowing the reason why, a number of our families will have to make the heartbreaking decision to terminate the pregnancy for medical reasons.

    Whilst most funding goes into the vital research of pregnancy loss and national charities there is little to support the emotional wellbeing of those who experience pregnancy loss and that is where we make the difference.

    Families are also supported through coaching techniques to be able to return to work, how to have the conversation of pregnancy loss in the workplace and most importantly self-care when returning to work.

    The Pinks N Blues offers support to families who are Pregnant After Loss (PAL) on a one-to-one basis and within a group. These sessions enable parents to share their anxieties, to explore different techniques to support their emotional well-being and being confident in speaking up about their care if they are not satisfied.

    We are currently in the process of relaunching and the funds we raise are vital in doing this right. Please email enquiry@thepinksnblues.co.uk for support and/or if you would like to know more about our work.

    Follow us on Twitter @thepinksnblues and join us @FASTLossChat every Monday 8-9pm which is a mix of peer support, research and information

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      Only a few days left before Claire chops her hair raising funds and awareness of pregnancy loss and the work of The Pinks N Blues. Donations are greatly appreciated as we can't do this without them. Please donate and share our page, let others know you have donated as they may not be aware of our campaign. Claire did not know about us when she needed us most please help us to make sure everyone knows we are here when they most need us.

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    Supporters

    17

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 12, 2018

      Something that is close to my heart, I think it’s lovely what you guys are doing.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 12, 2018

      Thank you for supporting such a sensitive cause

    • Lisa Rehman

      Lisa Rehman

      Sep 1, 2018

      💗 massive support for you guys. Hope you reach are target. Xx

      £10.00

    • Edwina and Geoff Rees

      Edwina and Geoff Rees

      Apr 16, 2018

      Well done!

      £30.00

    • Flo & family

      Flo & family

      Apr 16, 2018

      Good luck Catherine vital & valuable work

      £50.00

    • Liz Rees

      Liz Rees

      Apr 15, 2018

      Hope u smash your fundraising target!!

      £10.00

    • Claire Clarke

      Claire Clarke

      Apr 6, 2018

      More cash donations :)

      £10.00

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    The Pinks N Blues

    The Pinks N Blues

    Birmingham, UK

    Through her personal and traumatic experience of losing 6 babies in pregnancy in the 1st & 2nd trimester Catherine MacLennan tirelessly campaigns for improved care and compassion at all levels of service. http://www.thepinksnblues.co.uk/Catherine-MacLennan-Founder.html

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