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Miscarriage Association wants volunteers for new support service

Article By: Laura McCardle, News Editor

A charity that supports people who have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy is looking for volunteers.

The Miscarriage Association wants women who have lost a baby in pregnancy to help set up and run support groups and services in Norfolk and Staffordshire.

The charity is looking to fill the roles of group support leaders, telephone support volunteers, media/awareness volunteers and fundraisers.

They will carry out vital work, helping those affected by miscarriage to come to terms with their loss.

According to the charity, one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, with most happening in the first 12 weeks.

Ruth Bender Atik, national director of the charity, said: "Every miscarriage is different and there is no right way to feel about it. Our volunteers help people find the support that is right for them."

Fiona Marshall, project development worker at the Miscarriage Association, said: "Volunteers will play an important role in helping us develop a local support service and by establishing links with healthcare providers we can establish signposting links between health professionals and our local support volunteers."

The groups are being set up as part of 'Miscarriage, Supporting Local Care', which is a three-year project funded by the Department of Health.

If you would like to volunteer with the Miscarriage Association, call 01924 339 207 or email


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