Helston’s Guildhall is to be lit up with coloured lighting all this week to raise awareness of baby loss.

Now in its 17th year, Baby Loss Awareness Week, which runs from October 9 to 15, involves more than 60 charities and organisations coming together to raise awareness of the key issues around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.

Throughout the week, bereaved parents, their families and friends can commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at birth or soon after, and in infancy.

The week is also a chance for them to call for improvements in research, bereavement care and support for families affected by such loss.

Supporting the cause in Helston is Bridget Rustell, in memory of her twin boys Freddie and Christopher who were born sleeping on January 30 this year.

She said: “In order to raise awareness and break the taboo of baby loss we are reaching out to public buildings and landmarks, like the Guildhall, which will be illuminated during this week.”

The council building at the top of Coinagehall Street will be joining various landmarks, hospitals, bridges and stadiums nationally to be lit in pink and blue to highlight the cause, with more 180 getting involved last year.

For more information about the week and how to get involved visit babyloss-awareness.org.