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National Day of Reflection

by Emily Maguire

 

Tuesday 23rd of March marks the one-year anniversary of the first UK Covid-19 lockdown. The country will come together in a National Day of Reflection, looking back on the challenges we have faced, and overcome in the last year and remembering those who have lost their lives during the pandemic.

A minute’s silence will be observed at 12 noon and people are encouraged to take part in a doorstep vigil at 8pm, standing outside with a torch or a candle to ‘light up the night’ remembering those who have lost their lives and showing support for those going through bereavement. Alternatively, you can shine a light in your window for everyone to see.

The remembrance event, which has been organised by charities including the British Red Cross, Marie Curie, the  and Royal Voluntary Service, will also see prominent landmarks across the country lit up for the evening. In Knowsley this will include the Greystone Bridge, Prescot Parish Church, Vibe at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park and the wayfinding signs in Prescot Town Centre, which will be lit in yellow. There is also a social media campaign where you can share your thoughts and pictures using the hashtag #DayOfReflection.

In line with the Day of Reflection, Knowsley Council are launching a campaign entitled ‘Hope from Our Homes’ encouraging people to look ahead to a brighter future and share their hopes and wishes. You can find out more about it here