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Official opening of pregnancy loss charity in Great Yarmouth

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Local charity TimeNorfolk supports people who experience pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and termination. They have opened a new office in Great Yarmouth which means they can extend the service to more people

 


The loss of a baby is unimaginable for many people, but for the men and women who experience a pregnancy loss the effects can be far reaching and devastating
 
For over 20 years TimeNorfolk has been based in Norwich, providing free face to face support to people who have experienced any type of pregnancy loss including miscarriage, stillbirth and termination. They also provide support to women with unplanned or complicated pregnancies or have any other pregnancy related issues. However, the demand for their services has grown in the past few years, which led to them looking to expand their offering into new areas
 
Lesley Bradfield, director at TimeNorfolk said “In the past two or three years the number of clients has grown by 65% and in the first three months of 2019 we saw a rise of 27.5% of client contacts over last year. The awareness of the service we provide is also growing so we felt the time was right to move into a new area. We had already identified Great Yarmouth as an area which could benefit from our presence”
 
TimeNorfolk operates from The Priory Centre on Priory Plain in the town and is ideally placed for women and men living in Great Yarmouth and surrounding areas, who need the specialised support they provide. Lesley said, "We are over the moon to be able to bring our service to Great Yarmouth and continue to spread hope after pregnancy loss across Norfolk and Waveney"

The official launch was held on July 9, when clients, supporters, staff, volunteers and members of the local community gathered to celebrate the new office in Great Yarmouth, which has now been open for two months. News of the impact of the charity was shared as well as the vision to support more men and women through one of the most difficult times in their lives
 
A previous client said “TimeNorfolk gave me a safe and non-judgmental space where I was listened to, felt validated and treated with care and compassion.”
 
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If you feel you need support after any kind of pregnancy loss, please contact 03333 058552 or visit www.timenorfolk.org.uk for more information

Pictured above: bubble blowing at the official opening of the new TimeNorfolk office

Reproduced from the Network Norfolk web site. Used with permission