A DUNFERMLINE mum will be doing her bit to mark Babyloss Awareness week this month.

Melanie Grant has approached OnFife and they have agreed to light up the Carnegie Hall pink and blue for the occasion and her partner, Andrew Gordon, will also perform a gig at the venue that week.

As previously reported in the Press, Melanie, from Duloch Park, set up a support page for those who have gone through baby loss after she had four miscarriages and found there was little support for those who lost babies before 16 weeks.

The Carnegie Hall has turned pink and blue for the week for the last two years and, for Melanie and Andrew, it is a particularly poignant week as it includes the anniversary of their first miscarriage.

"My partner is a folk singer. He is celebrating his 25th year of playing music and decided to do a big fundraiser for Miscarriage Association and for Tommy's because of what we have been through as a couple," she explained.

"I have had quite a lot of local businesses that have come on board with raffle prizes. There has been a lot of interest and support and they are lighting the hall up again.

"They are going to do that for us from October 9 to 15 which is is why we organised it for the 12th because it falls within Babyloss Awareness week."

Melanie and Andrew had son Arran, who is now seven, before going through four miscarriages between 2015 and 2017.

Since then, she has raised funds to help charities and raise awareness and has also strived to help others who have had similar experiences.

"It keeps me going knowing I am helping," she added. "I know a lot of people go through it. It helps me to talk about it.

"There are charities like SANDS in the area but they only support people from 16 weeks. If you have lost before 16 weeks they won't support you as they are not trained to deal with early losses.

"I felt there was a need for a group for people who needed support. I am not a trained counsellor but I have been through it."

Anyone affected who wants to join the private group can search for Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss Fife on Facebook.

Tickets for Andrew's concert can be bought through onfife.com or purchased directly from the Carnegie Hall.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 and £7 for concessions.