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Borough Council supports Covid-19 National Day of Reflection

Published on Thursday, 18th March 2021

Nuneaton and Bedworth residents encouraged to take part in day aimed at remembering pandemic victims

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is encouraging people to mark the anniversary of the first UK lockdown on Tuesday 23 March and remember all those who have died in the pandemic.

Charity Marie Curie are asking people across the UK to join plans for a National Day of Reflection to support those who've been bereaved, reflect on collective loss, and hope for a brighter future.

There will be a minute's silence at 12 noon and people are being asked to create a window display, shine a light outside at 8pm or reach out to someone they know who is going through a bereavement. Prominent buildings and landmarks will also be illuminated across the UK.

Supporters are encouraged to share what they do on social media using #DayOfReflection.

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Mayor, of Nuneaton and Bedworth, Cllr June Tandy said:

“There have been so many losses since the start of this dreadful pandemic, it has been a very sad year seeing so many lose their loved ones. This day of reflection will allow an opportunity for us all to come together nationally to reflect and remember those who have sadly lost their lives and show support for those who've been bereaved. I will be taking part and I hope that you do too.”

The day is backed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as well as other senior politicians giving their support to the event, with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford all saying they will take part.