Over 5000 butterflies crocheted for baby loss campaign
Local crochet enthusiasts have created a total of 5936 butterfly keepsakes in support of a baby loss awareness campaign.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s colleagues and customers created the butterflies for Baby Loss Awareness Week. The campaign runs annually from 9th to 15th October and encourages open conversation around the issues that affect people who have lost a baby.
The butterflies can be collected from Lincolnshire Co-op funeral homes throughout October.
Any not collected will be donated to maternity wards and local branches of Sands, a national charity that provides support services to bereaved parents and families impacted by this issue.
The society’s funeral colleagues will also be participating in the campaign’s global Wave of Light, lighting candles in branch and at their own homes as a mark of respect.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s Funeral Commercial Support Manager Jessica Wilson said: “We have been overwhelmed by the community’s response to this campaign and we’re so grateful to our colleagues and customers for their efforts.
“Charities and members of the public have already started collecting the butterflies for memorial services. We hope they will provide comfort to those who need it.”