Sign in

Over 5000 butterflies crocheted for baby loss campaign

L-Lucy-Hunter-and-Chris-Raithby-from-Sutton-on-Sea-Funeral-Home-for-Baby-Loss-Awareness-small-4.jpg

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.”

L R Sarah Lambert Michelle Tointon and Alison Welsh from Tritton Road Funeral Home in Lincoln with Funeral Commercial Support Manager Jessica Wilson
L Lucy Hunter and Chris Raithby from Sutton on Sea Funeral Home for Baby Loss Awareness small 66
Jane Caballero Wood Retford Funeral Home
L Lucy Hunter and Chris Raithby from Sutton on Sea Funeral Home for Baby Loss Awareness small 59
L Lucy Hunter and Chris Raithby from Sutton on Sea Funeral Home for Baby Loss Awareness small 47
L Lucy Hunter and Chris Raithby from Sutton on Sea Funeral Home for Baby Loss Awareness small 32
L R Sarah Lambert Michelle Tointon and Alison Welsh from Tritton Road Funeral Home in Lincoln with Funeral Commercial Support Manager Jessica Wilson L Lucy Hunter and Chris Raithby from Sutton on Sea Funeral Home for Baby Loss Awareness small 66 Jane Caballero Wood Retford Funeral Home L Lucy Hunter and Chris Raithby from Sutton on Sea Funeral Home for Baby Loss Awareness small 59 L Lucy Hunter and Chris Raithby from Sutton on Sea Funeral Home for Baby Loss Awareness small 47 L Lucy Hunter and Chris Raithby from Sutton on Sea Funeral Home for Baby Loss Awareness small 32

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. These cookies ensure our core functionality works, such as signing into your membership account and keeping our website secure.

We also use analytics cookies to help us make improvements to our website experience by evaluating how visitors use the site. You can manage these cookies by clicking the below button.


More information on this can be found on our cookies page and privacy policy.

Manage my cookies

Necessary cookies

We use necessary cookies to enable core functionality on our website such as security, network management and for our membership area to work. You may choose to disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

To help us continue to improve our website, we’d like to use Google Analytics cookies which will provide us with information on how you use the site. These cookies collect general behaviour information and doesn’t directly identify anyone. More information on how these cookies work can be found on our cookies page.

Use Analytics cookies

OnOff