On 23 March 2021, marking the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, National Day of Reflection is to reflect on our collective loss, support those who have been bereaved and hope for a brighter future.
Since the very first lockdown began in 2020, too many lives have been cut short and millions have been bereaved.
As the death toll continues to rise, there are still tough times ahead, but this annual day will give us all time to stop and think about this unprecedented loss we are all facing, and support each other through grief in the years to come.
Time to reflect
Many organisations are supporting Marie Curie in inviting the nation to come together for a National Day of Reflection.
At 12 noon you can observe the minute of silence any way you choose, with one option being to sign up for of Marie Curie’s live online event, where guests will come together from 11.30am on the day to share their thoughts, words and songs. You can register online here: https://goodgrieffest.com/events/a-moment-of-reflection/
Later in the evening at 8pm, everyone is invited to shine a light as they observe another minute’s silence. This can be done by standing outside with a light, such as a candle, torch or even your phone to remember someone who has died. Or alternatively you can shine a light in your window for everyone to see.