We are immensely proud to have joined together with other leading bereavement charities to launch
'Lullabies and Loss'.
Created to shine a light on the unique grief experienced by families who've experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, still birth or illness, the initiative has launched today, October 15 - Infant and Pregnancy Loss Remembrance Day.
Pink Elephants, Sands, Red Nose, Stillbirth Foundation, Still Aware and Bears of Hope have collaborated for the first time to enable parents to weave their stories of love and loss into a new digital tool that we hope will help pave the way for more affected parents to speak of, and seek support for, their grief.
The project, entitled ‘Lullabies and Loss’, will publicly release a virtual ‘quilt’ made up of digital memorial tiles created by families in memory of their baby at lullabiesandloss.org.au.
The quilt is both a compelling visual representation of the impact baby loss has on the thousands who are unlucky enough to experience it each year, and a community call to action for greater awareness and understanding of this painful, isolating and life-altering experience.
To change the narrative and experience of early pregnancy loss, we need to use our voice and start conversations. This beautiful initiative is a great way to start a meaningful conversation that will help create a healthier experience for all."
Bereaved mum, Nikki Mackin, says, “Lullabies and Loss is a unique way to remember, honour and acknowledge my special little someone who was too beautiful for earth. It provides an opportunity where the love for my unborn child will not only exist in my heart, but forever be part of this living memory with other little lives taken too soon.”
“By taking part in this project, I feel the love and support shared by other families bucketloads. These meaningful connections help me to continue moving through my grief journey and remind me that I am not alone and that the thoughts and feelings I battle daily are not uncommon.”
To view this beautiful project, visit: lullabiesandloss.org.au