Chilton residents are invited to take part in a National Day of Reflection on Tuesday 23rd March 2021. The Prime Minister announced the first national stay-at-home order on 23rd March 2020 after a stark warning that many families “would lose loved ones before their time”. The total number of recorded deaths linked to coronavirus in the UK was 335 at that time and in the UK today, almost 126,000 people have died any many others are experiencing the long term effects of the disease.
A national minutes silence will be held at 12 noon and Church Bells will toll at 12.01pm to honour those affected during the pandemic.
Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the families and loved ones left behind.
The initiative was originally proposed and developed by Marie Curie Cancer Care an it is hoped that people will create a “beacon of remembrance” on their doorsteps by beaming phones, candles and torches into the night sky at 8pm.
We would encourage you to participate in this National Day of Reflection and further information can be found on the Marie Curie website.
The Town Council offices will be decorated with yellow ribbons to mark the National Day of Reflection and a single wreath will be laid.
Covid restrictions make it impossible for us to come together as a community to reflect, so we would ask that as many of you as possible, use the attached daffodil template to colour in yellow and display prominently in your windows.
Any messages of reflection can then be written on the back of your daffodil and after the National Day of Reflection, if you post your decorated daffodil through the letter box of Hutton House we will hold it in quarantine, and then all your daffodils and messages will be made into an ebook and published on the Town Councils website and Outreach facebook page.