| August 1, 2015: On 5th September in Exeter Cathedral, the trust is holding a Saying Goodbye service. I am trying to spread the message about the service, as we want as many people who have been affected by this as possible to be able to attend.
We know that as 1 in 4 women suffer miscarriage and baby loss, you will have contact with a significant number of people who have either personally suffered baby loss, or who have a partner or family member that has, so we wanted to ask if you would help us in promoting the service.
To read more on the charity head to the 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 have, 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 Trust is one of the leading UK charities, 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 45 services have taken place, and 2015 will see a further 25 in the UK and the USA.