A new fertility support charity has officially launched with a photo campaign aiming to break common misconceptions and highlighting the realities faced by one in six couples.
Tiny Seeds wants to spread the message to anyone experiencing infertility problems or who would like help with fertility treatment that "they are not alone in what they are going through."
According to the World Health Organisation, it is estimated that 48 million couples live with infertility, which can be caused by a multitude of factors. However, it is not always possible to find or treat the cause.
Having just launched as a registered charity this week, Tiny Seeds would like those who are going through infertility issues in Jersey to know that the charity is committed to campaigning for the continued development and improvement of their fertility services available here on the island, along with the implementation of a fair and equitable funding system for IVF treatment.
Pictured: Captured by Sophie Darwin Photography, the imagines will depict the realities that couples face with infertility.
Thee charity also hopes that its website, which has just launched, will provide a 'first port of call' when people look for more information on fertility and infertility in Jersey.
To mark their official launch as a registered charity this week, the charity has shared a photo campaign made up of 40 images captured by Sophie Darwin.
The images feature men, women and children holding letter boards with "Infertility is...", with each adding their own unique ending to the sentence.
Pictured: The campaign for the opening will see men, women and children holding a letter board with the words "Infertility is..." each with their own unique ending to the sentence.
Not only will they be shared on social media with the hashtag #infertilityis, but they will also be displayed on the clock tower at the top of King Street.
Chloé Fosse, Founder and Governor of Tiny Seeds, commented: "We are delighted to officially launch our Charity and hopefully reach even more people who may need our support.
"Infertility can be an extremely isolating thing to go through, but with the help of our wonderful campaign volunteers we are demonstrating that while the reality of infertility is too often heartbreak and loss, there is hope, there is support and no-one has to face it alone."
Volunteers from the charity will be in De Gruchy's at lunchtime on Friday 1 and all day Saturday 2 April to chat to members of the public about their plans for the charity and the services it already offers.
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