Haslemere & District Chamber of Trade & Commerce is supporting the 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, the National Day of Reflection marks the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown. Marie Curie estimates that over three million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began, yet many have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones or grieve.
Chamber President, Craig McGowan said: “Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by COVID-19. The Chamber is proud to support the National Day of Reflection which will give the nation and communities a moment to remember, grieve and celebrate everyone who has died during this time and show support for our families, friends and colleagues who are grieving. We are sure that people across our town will join in the acts of reflection including a minute’s silence at 12noon and shining a light at 8pm in memory of those who have died.”