National Day of Reflection: 23 March

23rd March 2021 is a national day to remember loved ones who have died during the pandemic, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.

Tuesday, 23 March – is the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown. The National Day of Reflection will give communities a moment to remember everyone who has died during this time and support families and friends who are grieving. Nationally, communities are being encouraged by to take a minute to reflect at 12 noon and Shine a light at 8pm; At 8pm there will also be a minute’s silence to come together to light up the night: “People are encouraged to 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.”

St Mary’s is here for our community to help reflect on our loss, and be there with support for those who’ve have been bereaved. The last year has been incredibly difficult but our community has come together, and supported St Mary’s to continue caring. St Mary‘s has a range of services for patients and their families to be there and make a difference when it matters most. If you’d like to make a referral for you or someone you love please click on the link.

When someone is grieving it’s hard to know what to say. But small gestures go a long way…

Please remember that St Mary’s is here every day with Family and Bereavement Support, and just get in touch if you or someone you love would benefit from talking to our team. Click here to find out more or call the hospice on 01229 580 305

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