The Dick, Kerr Ladies memorial at Deepdale will be illuminated in pink, while the front of the Sir Tom Finney Stand is turning blue, to mark Baby Loss Awareness Day 2020 on Thursday.
The annual awareness week is now in its 18th year and provides an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends to commemorate the lives of babies who have sadly died at or during pregnancy, or soon after birth and in infancy.
The week also aims to increase awareness of baby loss and provide bereaved parents and families with the chance to talk about their children who have sadly passed, while always driving for change and improvements in care and support.
Deepdale is lit pink and blue to mirror the colours of the Baby Loss Awareness ribbon and an interactive map of sites illuminated in the same colours can be viewed here.
Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands – the stillbirth and neonatal death charity – said: “Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to remember their babies who died.
“I hope bereaved families in Preston seeing Deepdale lit up pink and blue will feel less isolated and alone in their grief.
“Pregnancy loss or the death of a baby is a tragedy that affects thousands of people every year. It is devastating for parents and families and it’s vital they get the bereavement support and care they need, for as long as they need it.”
For further information about Baby Loss Awareness Week, please click here.