Tuesday 23 March marks the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown and since then many thousands of people have died.

Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind.

To mark the day, the Marie Curie charity is hosting a National Day of Reflection to reflect on our collective loss, support those who've been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.

Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Join in the minute silence at 12 noon or shine a light at 8pm to take a moment to reflect on the last year in your own way.
- Take a moment to connect - reach out to someone that is having a bereavement by calling, sending flowers or writing a card.
- Create a poster to display in your window or shine a light from your window to show your support for the National Day of Reflection.

You can also join their free talks produced by the Good Grief Festival.

Find out more on the Marie Curie website:
https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/day-of-reflection

This item was published on Thursday 11th March 2021.