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A Little Life, Not a Little Loss

A Little Life, Not a Little Loss

Sands Rodney Announces Balloon Release for Baby Loss Awareness Week

As part of the International Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October), Sands Rodney will be releasing balloons into the sky at Wenderholm Regional Park in memory of the babies lost too soon.

In the latest statistics taken for the year 2011, (Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee Report 2013) there were 330 stillbirths, 164 neonatal deaths and 171 terminations (for abnormalities) – a total of 665 perinatal deaths in one year.

These figures do not include the hundreds of babies born under 20 weeks gestation or the thousands of early losses (under 12 weeks) as there are no recorded statistics for these babies.

Sands New Zealand is a voluntary, parent-run, non-profit organisation set up to support parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby. For a quarter of a century, it has been helping New Zealand families who have suffered the loss of a baby.

Sands Rodney Manager Maree Leith says she became involved with the organisation to help other bereaved parents with the painful loss of a child.

“I can sympathise and connect with what they are going through as my work is in memory of my children, who passed away – Holly and Liam, both stillborn, and Katie who died at six weeks old,” says Maree, who has organised the balloon release and invites other bereaved parents to attend.

Sands Rodney Balloon Release

When: Saturday, October 12 at 10.30a

Where: Wenderholm Regional Park, Aucklan

RSVP: steff.maree@me.com

Please support the hundreds of New Zealanders who join a club they never wanted to belong to by publicising the event and cause.

www.sands.org.nz

ENDS

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