Listen: how to get involved in National Reflection Day 2022
As the two-year anniversary of the first UK lockdown approaches, end of life charity Marie Curie is preparing to lead the nation in the National Day of Reflection on 23 March 2022.
Last year, the first National Day of Reflection saw an incredible response, with thousands of people across the nation observing the minute’s silence at midday, including all UK Parliaments, celebrities, various NHS workplaces, emergency services, schools and many more, with 850+ organisations supporting the event and over a hundred prominent landmarks and buildings lit up yellow.
New for this year, communities and organisations are being encouraged to help create a UK wide network of Walls of Reflection. These Walls will be a space that people can visit to add the name or memory of a loved one in the two weeks leading up to 23 March; acting as a focal point on the day to commemorate all those who have died since the start of the pandemic.
Ros spoke to Eimear McCooey, fundraising and engagement lead at Marie Curie.
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