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Remembering Lockdown

As part of the National Day of Remembrance  on Tuesday 23rd March, Caldicot Town Team volunteers have been out and about placing yellow bows throughout the town to celebrate this day. 

Caldicot Town Team is supporting a national day to remember those who have died during the pandemic, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.

Spearheaded by end of life charity Marie Curie, and set to take place on Tuesday 23 March – the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown – Caldicot Town Team is committed to supporting the National Day of Reflection, alongside a host of organisations, MPs, and celebrities1 who are backing the day.

Marie Curie Chief Executive Matthew Reed said:

We need to mark the huge amount of loss we’ve seen this year and show support for everyone who has been bereaved in the most challenging of circumstances.  We cannot simply stand by and not recognise the effects the pandemic has had on the bereaved. We know people are in shock, confused, upset, angry and unable to process what has happened.  

“The National Day of Reflection on 23 March gives us a moment to reflect, remember and celebrate the lives of everyone that has died, as well as show our support to family, friends and colleagues who are bereaved during these challenging times – from Covid and other causes.”

Caldicot Town Team is calling on the public and local community to take a minute to reflect at 12 noon on the National Day of Reflection on 23 March for those who have died during the pandemic; and take a moment to connect with someone who has been bereaved. 

Yellow bows have been placed throughout Caldicot in an effort to brighten the town as part of the National Day of Reflection

 At 8pm on Tuesday 23rd March, Caldicot Town Team will be lighting up The Cross area of Caldicot town centre aside other landmarks across Wales and the United Kingdom, for an hour, giving chance to reflect and show support for this national event. 

Director of Caldicot Town Team Aaron Reeks said:

We think it is important for everyone to take part in this event, in a way that they feel comfortable with to help show solidarity, respect and support for those who have sadly lost loved ones due to the pandemic. Lockdown has been something that has affected us all, in different ways and its important to recognise this, connect with one another and support one another. 

We are immensely proud to be able to light up Caldicot Cross from 8pm – 9pm alongside other landmarks across the country.

 

Whilst we will not be requesting a public presence at Caldicot Cross, due to lockdown restrictions, we do acknowledge that the public will wish to see it lit, we will be holding a Facebook live on our social media page.

Members of the public are advised that they wear masks and observe social distancing rules if they do wish to visit Caldicot Cross, however official rules apply so please observe these. 

The Cross will be lit from 8pm to 9pm on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 to celebrate the National Day of Reflection. 

 

To find out more about the National Day of Reflection and how to get involved visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/dayofreflection. #DayofReflection

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