Ferryhill Town Council is supporting a national day of remembrance in memory of those who have sadly passed away during the coronavirus pandemic, and to show support for those who have been left bereaved.
The National Day of Reflection Campaign, which is being lead by end of life charity Marie Curie, and which has the support of the Prime Minister, will take place on Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, which coincides with the anniversary of the date the UK entered into its first national lockdown.
To mark the occasion the Town Council is inviting residents to join other communities across the UK to participate in a minutes silence at 12 noon, and then to create a ‘beacon of remembrance’ on their doorsteps, by beaming phones, candles and torches into the night sky at 8.00pm. At the same time Ferryhill Town Hall will join other prominent buildings and landmarks across the nation in turning yellow. The event will offer everyone an opportunity to reflect and remember, grieve, and celebrate the life of those who have died during the pandemic, while also demonstrating support to those who are grieving for family members, friends and colleagues.
Marie Curie Chief Executive Matthew Reed said ‘it is important that we all come together to reflect on our collective loss, celebrate the lives of the special people no longer here, support those who’ve been bereaved and look towards a much brighter future.’
Town Mayor of Ferryhill, Councillor Joe Makepeace said ‘it will be an honour to join the nation on the 23rd March in a Day of Reflection. It is important that we mark this poignant occasion, and celebrate the lives of those who have died during the Coronavirus Pandemic, while also showing support for those who are grieving their loss.