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September Newsletter

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 6:37 AM Comments comments (0)
Here is the link to our September Newsletter with all the information and links to events being held in October also ways in which you can get involved in helping us reach our £5k target.

Butterfly Awards, Wave of Light & Raising Awareness

Posted on September 2, 2015 at 4:56 PM Comments comments (0)
October is fast approaching and we are hoping that you will join us in raising funds and awareness for the Pinks N Blues CIC during Baby Loss Awareness Week 9th - 15th October, either at home, with friends and/or work colleagues.  A pink & blue cake bake, wearing pink and/or blue, anything that you can think of that will help raise funds and awareness - if you would like any posters to help please let me know and we can provide them.  If you don't want to share your experience of loss(es) please use our story.  Could you let us know if you are able to doing something and when - if you want me there to support in any way please let me know.

Some of you may be aware that I have been shortlisted in two categories  and The Pinks N Blues in one category for the Butterfly Awards 2015 - you can vote via this link http://www.thepinksnblues.co.uk/Butterfly-Awards.html please spread the word.  The competition is stiff however the exposure for The Pinks N Blues and our work is priceless.. A huge thank you for all who nominated us. 

Wave of Light 2015 is on Thursday 15th October this year - I am looking at holding a candle lit memory vigil from 7pm - 8pm venue yet to be confirmed - however before arranging anything I would like to get an indication of numbers.  It will be open to everyone - so there may be some attending who are pregnant following loss and/or with their children, this is also open to family and friends.  I aim to let everyone know whether it will go ahead by the end of September - so if you would like to be involved please let me know ASAP.

Catherine

TV Interview

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 8:19 AM Comments comments (0)
I was invited to talk with Lois Swinnerton at Big Centre TV this morning about the Pinks N Blues and Miscarriage http://www.bigcentre.tv/watch-again/news/7420-the-midland-morning-news-live I do 4/5 three - five minute segments throughout the show

Yesterday I received a phone call from Big Centre TV from Bob Hall saying they would like to invite me to come into the studio to talk about Miscarriage and The Pinks N Blues. I didn't even need to think and said yes, then was asked if I could come in and do the Morning Show the next day!! My regular Thursday appointment had been cancelled earlier so I said yes and agreed to be at the Studio before 8am in Walsall completely the other side of the city and more to me. 

So today I saw myself up at a time I only usually see when I'm coming home to get ready and head over to Walsall.  Arriving at the Big Centre TV I was given a warm welcome and after 15 minutes I was in the chair.  My nerves were shot and my heart was racing as it hit me what I was doing.  Thank fully everyone was really lovely and I felt at ease talking with Lois and sharing some of my journey and that of the Pinks N Blues. 

My first TV interview is done, which I actually found less stressful than the radio and newspaper interviews I have done previously - may be this is because I am in a very different place in my journey than previously.  My hope from doing this interview is that more people will know about the Pinks N Blues CIC for support and awareness, that we have people come forward who can support us in PR, fundraising etc. and those who feel able to support others following their own loss(es) may want to get involved. 

Thank you to everyone who continues to support us, to those who we currently exploring ways of working together - we can do amazing things and make a difference.  Mostly the biggest thank you to my amazing husband who will always be my rock - I love you so much. 

Exciting Times

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM Comments comments (0)
On Monday it was announced that I had reached the final of Britain's Best Volunteer for my work on behalf of the Miscarriage Association.
 
The last few days have been very humbling with many positive and encouraging comments from others.
 
That I was nominated by a few people made it extra special and if nothing else comes from this for me the Miscarriage Association and Pinks and Blues have had much needed publicity and have continued to talk openly about Miscarriage.
 
My work has done a profile piece on my to be raised at a Manager's meeting and I will be interviewed for the work magazine.  So happy that I will be able to highlight Miscarriage and the Workplace.
 
This week I also spoke to a community Pop Up Shop about collaborating on an arts project which will enable anyone who has experienced Miscarriage an opportunity to write, draw, paint, clay what ever medium you choose to represent your experience of Miscarriage.  It will take place at a city centre location over a number of months with the aim of putting together an Exhibition in Baby Loss Awareness Week.
 
Will post more details as we go

Please continue to spread the word

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 6:03 PM Comments comments (0)
Twitter and Facebook are amazing tools for getting the message out - but it is actually the people who choose to RT and share posts that spread the word further.  I am so grateful to the those who continue to help us spread the message.
 
This project is International so please continue to spread far and wide
 
Thank you

I'm going to be busy

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 9:59 PM Comments comments (0)
I have 24 butterflies waiting to be completed, but don't want to rush them so taking my time to make sure they are perfect.
 
I am so grateful for the support I have received through this project and that it is reaching around the world.
 
Yesterday I had my 3 yr old Godson and we were painting he noticed the butterflies and said Catherine they are beautiful.  When his mom came to pick him up she asked what they were for and explained the project to her and she was wow that is amazing and the butterflies are beautiful.  On leaving my Godson shouted thanks for letting me paint Catherine and good luck with your painting.  He takes in more than we know. 
 
 

Amazing Response

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)
I am amazed at the reponse to the Butterfly Wall Project, so many lovely comments and so much support from people.  I am enjoying crafting the butterflies individually and feel honoured that you have shared your little ones with me.  As the butterflies mount up it is a sad reminder of the little lives taken too soon.  Thank you for the generous donations.
 
Here are some of today's butterflies
 
 

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