Friday, April 19, 2024

A day of reflection

End-of-life charity, Marie Curie, are organising a national day of reflection today.

They write:

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. We have made a short film to introduce the Day.

We’re inviting everyone across the UK to join us on Tuesday 23 March, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, for a National Day of Reflection to give ourselves some time to pause and think about this unprecedented loss we’re facing, and support each other through grief in the years to come.  

There will be a national minute’s silence at 12 noon to reflect on our collective loss and show our support for the millions who’ve been bereaved in the last year.

At 8pm, we are invited to show our support with lights – and if we can, turn our building yellow. We are encouraged to stand on our doorsteps at 8pm with phones, candles and torches to signify a “beacon of remembrance”.

Also today, the charity are inviting us to reach out to someone we know is grieving – have a chat with them, send a card, a message or flowers. A kind gesture at the right time can mean so much.

For more details, please visit the Marie Curie website here: