We are supporting a National Day of Reflection to remember those who died during the pandemic and show support for everyone who has been bereaved.
Spearheaded by end of life charity Marie Curie, and set to take place on Tuesday 23 March – the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown – wa are committed to supporting the National Day of Reflection, alongside a host of organisations, MPs, and celebrities who are backing the day.
Join us at noon on 23 March
We are inviting residents, local business owners, the local community, and its employees to take a minute to reflect at 12 noon on the National Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23 March for those who have died during the pandemic; and take a moment to connect with someone who has been bereaved.
Marie Curie estimates that over 3 million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began, yet many have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones or grieve.
Take a moment to connect
The National Day of Reflection will give the nation and communities a moment to remember, grieve and celebrate everyone who has died during this time and show support for our families, friends and colleagues who are grieving.
On 23 March at 8pm the nation is being asked to help create a beacon of remembrance on their doorsteps by beaming phones, candles and torches into the night sky.
We will be lighting our Civic Offices in Epping yellow to show support of the National Day of Reflection theme.
Reflect, remember and celebrate
Marie Curie Chief Executive, Matthew Reed said:
We need to mark the huge amount of loss we’ve seen this year and show support for everyone who has been bereaved in the most challenging of circumstances.
We cannot simply stand by and not recognise the effects the pandemic has had on the bereaved. We know people are in shock, confused, upset, angry and unable to process what has happened.
The National Day of Reflection on 23 March gives us a moment to reflect, remember and celebrate the lives of everyone that has died, as well as show our support to family, friends and colleagues who are bereaved during these challenging times – from Covid and other causes.
- Visit the National Day of Reflection website
- To see how others are reflecting on this day, follow #DayofReflection
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