On 26 June 2016 at 3pm in Wimborne Minster, the Mariposa Trust is holding a Saying Goodbye service.
Mariposa Trust is a UK charity, with its core objective being to support people who have lost babies at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. It was founded in 2012 by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who saw a critical need to launch a new support organisation. With over 258,000 babies being lost yearly in the UK, the charity needed to be able to offer not only befriending and support, but also national baby loss remembrance services (called Saying Goodbye Services), which would all take place at Cathedrals and Minsters across the UK. Since its inception, 62 services have taken place, and 2016 will see a further 25 in the UK, USA, France and Canada.
Apparently 1 in 4 women suffer miscarriage and baby loss. The service is for anyone who has either personally lost a baby during pregnancy, at birth or in early years, or anyone who has been affected by a family member’s or friend’s loss. Whether the loss was recent, or 80 years ago everyone is welcome. Babies and children are also invited to come with their family, as the Saying Goodbye service is truly a family event for all.
To read more on the charity head to the Saying Goodbye website, which you can find at: www.sayinggoodbye.org. On the site you will also be able to see the fantastic set of ambassadors and advocates the charity has, including: The Archbishop of York, Lord Robert Winston, Nigella Lawson, Jools Oliver, Gabby Logan, J John, Mary Nightingale, Professor Lesley Regan, Julie Etchingham and more.
The Mariposa team can be contacted by email at email@example.com if you have any questions.