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18 Mar 2021

Buckshaw Retirement Village Supports National Day of Refection

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All communities at Buckshaw Retirement Village will join hundreds of other organisations on 23rd March to support The Marie Curie Trust Day of Reflection, a nationwide event to reflect on the past year, our difficulties, our losses and to look forward to a brighter future, together.

Since the first lockdown began on 23rd March 2020, as a nation, we have sadly lost hundreds of thousands of people. Many lives have been cut short and thousands have been bereaved. Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind. Many have been unable to properly say goodbye to their loved ones, comfort or even hug each other. As a nation, we need to acknowledge the millions in silent pain.

Buckshaw Retirement Village along with so many others have also been touched by covid. We too have mourned the passing of friends and will therefore be supporting the National Day of Reflection, alongside more than 100 care organisations, charities, businesses, community groups, MPs, and celebrities who are backing the day. The devastating impact of the pandemic has torn the hearts of thousands of people across the country and we recognise that reflection is an important way of helping us find the space and time to grieve A minutes’ silence will be held at 12 noon and at 8pm across the Village and the nation people will be lighting a candle or shining a light in memory of those who’ve died, and to show support to those who’re grieving.

Many activities will be held throughout the day, helping people to remember and reflect on the past year. Amongst the activities taking place will be the opening of the our Summer House which will be decorated to mark the event and will be a relaxing place to reflect and remember. Residents from The Grange and The Court will be planting flowers and also a tree in the new Garden of Remembrance.

Over at The Lodge they will be planting Sunflowers to brighten up the verandas and the separate communities will be decorated in honour of the day. A special Afternoon Tea will be laid on for all residents.

Director of Operations Heather Joy said “We would like to thank the Marie Curie Trust for their initiative in setting up the Day of Reflection. A time where we can as a nation grieve and celebrate those we have lost, showing solidarity with the millions who have been affected.”

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

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