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Landmarks in Kent turn pink and blue in honour of Baby Loss Awareness Week

Some of the most iconic buildings in Kent were lit up in pink and blue tonight in a show of support to those who have been through the devastation of losing a baby.

Leeds Castle near Maidstone and Rochester Cathedral were among the places to be illuminated in the colours of the national Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Leeds Castle lit up in pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week. Picture: @leedscastleuk
Leeds Castle lit up in pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week. Picture: @leedscastleuk

A tweet from Leeds Castle showed it bathed in pink and blue light this evening.

And the spire at Rochester Cathedral was given the same treatment.

A tweet from the cathedral said it was in support of "the work of those magnificent charities supporting families through tragedy".

The colourful show of solidarity with those who have been affected by the loss of a baby was part of a virtual "Wave of Light".

Organisers also encouraged people to hold remembrance events in their back gardens.

To mark Baby Loss Awareness Week, three mums spoke to KentOnline about their experiences of going through the tragedy of losing their babies.

The annual event is held to give bereaved parents and families and friends the chance to come together and raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss.

It has three main aims: Remembrance, raising awareness and driving change, to ensure there is the necessary support for those who go through the heartache.

This year's started on October 9 and ended today.

Candles have also been lit across the country tonight in a joint act of remembrance.

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