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Weʼre raising £5,000 to fund peer support groups, train peer support volunteers, raise awareness of pregnancy loss and offer tailored training to professionals

Birmingham, UK

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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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  • The Pinks N Blues5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    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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  • The Pinks N Blues5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    The lovely Claire Clarke is raising funds for us by having her hair chopped on her precious Alfie's 2nd Birthday. Please continue to share our page, donate and support Claire in raising funds so we can continue what we do best supporting families who have experienced Pregnancy Loss

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Page last updated on: 4/16/2018 5:35 PM

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14

  • 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

  • Manj & Kam Kalaar

    Manj & Kam Kalaar

    Apr 5, 2018

    Thanks for all your help when we needed it the most. Great charity x

    £20.00

  • Claire Clarke

    Claire Clarke

    Apr 1, 2018

    More cash donations received the last 2 days

    £25.00

  • Claire Clarke

    Claire Clarke

    Mar 29, 2018

    The very kind offer of my hair cut price being donated of £22 and £1.60 from a lovely 9year old girl who gave up her School money for the week.

    £25.00

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The Pinks N Blues

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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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