COLCHESTER Castle will be lit in blue and pink and there will be a special remembrance service for babies this Sunday.

The service has been organised by the MP for Colchester, Will Quince, who has campaigned for more support for parents who lose a baby.

It will be by the war memorial in Colchester High Street at 6.45pm and will also be attended by the Bishop of Colchester, Roger Morris.

Mr Quince and his wife, Elinor, suffered the loss of their son, Robert, who had Edward’s Syndrome and was stillborn in 2014.

Earlier this year, new laws which ensure bereaved parents are given time to grieve were named in honour of Robert.

In May, the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill, which aims to create a legal entitlement of at least two weeks leave and pay for parents, cleared its final Commons hurdle with unanimous support and was known at Robert’s Bill.

This week is also Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Mr Quince set up the Baby Loss All Party Parliamentary Group with the aim of reducing stillbirth and neonatal death, and ensuring there is world-class bereavement care across our NHS.