08 Oct 2020
NatWest Group sponsors Baby Loss Awareness Week
Baby Loss Awareness Week is an annual event which aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby death by providing support to those affected.
This year’s event takes place from 9 – 15 October and NatWest Group is proud to sponsor the event, in partnership with the charity SANDS UK.
Throughout the week, there’s a daily event between 1-2pm, which anyone is welcome to join. NatWest Group’s Fertility and Loss employee led network, will be hosting these events on the SANDS’ Facebook page.
All the events will feature colleagues from Natwest Group, including colleagues from our Fertility and Loss employee led network.
The schedule of events is below and they can all be viewed on Facebook.
Baby Loss Awareness Week Events - join all at facebook.com/babylossweek
Launching #BLAW – Introduction to the week and why it’s important.
When: Friday Oct 9, 2020 01:00 PM London
Bereavement in the Workplace – Wellbeing and what good practice looks like in the workplace.
When: Monday Oct 12, 2020 01:00 PM London
Diversity – Dispelling myths and assumptions on family support systems or culture or religious beliefs.
When: Tuesday Oct 13, 2020 01:00 PM London
Inclusion & LGBTQ+ - Understanding the barriers faced by LGBTQ+
When: Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 01:00 PM London
Remembrance – Celebration and commemoration of loved babies including reminder of wave of light.
When: Thursday Oct 15, 2020 01:00 PM London
Dr Clea Harmer, Chief Executive, Sands, said: “We are delighted that this year, we are joined in partnership with NatWest Group to support Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020. The week aims to raise awareness about pregnancy loss and baby death. With our partners, we unite bereaved parents, their families and friends with each other to commemorate the lives of their precious babies. It is only with our supporters that we can continue to call for change, to improve care and support for all those affected and vitally, to help save more babies’ lives. Thank you NatWest Group for your commitment to breaking the silence and stigma of pregnancy and baby death.”
Malcolm Buchannan, MD Corporate ＆ Commercial Banking Scotland and Chairman Scotland Board, NatWest Group, said:“Baby Loss Awareness Week is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss, and to reflect on how we can all do more to support those affected. Royal Bank of Scotland has employees and customers who have been affected and we hope our support of this year’s Baby Loss Awareness Week can help play a part, however small, in addressing the issues they face.”