Since the first lockdown began in 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions have been bereaved.
Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind.
Please join together on 23 March, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, for a National Day of Reflection to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.
There are still tough times ahead, as the death toll continues to rise. This annual day will give us all time to pause and think about the unprecedented loss we are facing, and support each other through grief in the years to come.
At 12 noon please join the nationwide minute’s silence to reflect and remember and later at 8pm come together to light up the night. Stand outside with a light – a candle, a torch, even your phone – to remember someone who’s died and show your support to people going through a bereavement. Alternatively, you can shine a light in your window for everyone to see.
You can also reach out to someone you know who is going through bereavement or pain by finding the time to call them for a chat, sending flowers or writing a card – letting them know that they and their loved one are not forgotten.
The National Day of Reflection is organised by the Marie Curie Charity and more details can be found on their website www.mariecurie.org.uk