SANDS Aden Park event proves a hit

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BEREAVED parents and their families gathered at Aden Park earlier this month to remember babies who have been lost.

More than 100 attended the gathering organised by the Peterhead and Fraserburgh branch of SANDS - Stillborn and Neonatal Death Society - to remember babies lost at birth.

The group released balloons in remembrance of loved ones.

Group member and midwife Heather Turriff said that the number of attendees at the event, now in its seventh year, is increasing.

She said: “It is good to see such a good turnout although it is also very sad as it means that there are still lots of families who are going through the tragedy of stillbirth.”

SANDS has recently launched a nationwide campaign called Why 17 which aims to reduce the number of stillbirths in the UK.

Seventeen babies are lost to stillbirth every day in the UK, ten times more than are lost to cot death.

SANDS aims to raise awareness and encourage the government to carry out research into why this is still happening.

If you would like information about SANDS or require support, please contact Caroline Irvine on 01771 637692.

Pictured (above, right): Bereaved

parents and

families affected by stillbirth gather to release

memorial

balloons at

Aden Park.

Picture:

Submitted.