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473 lights will shine in King's Lynn tonight, one for each person lost to Coronavirus




A Gaywood woman will be holding an event tonight, in tribute to those lost during the pandemic.

Susie Royal,34 will be at the Lynn quay at 8pm and invites others to join her in remembrance.

She will be placing 473 tea lights, in the shape of a heart on the ground.

National Day of Reflection (45415761)
National Day of Reflection (45415761)

The number is the amount of people who have been lost to Covid at the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Lynn.

The town hall will also light up yellow, for Marie Curie.

The National Day of Reflection is a day to remember not only those we have lost to Covid, but the struggles of the past year.

Susie Royal with a picture of her and her mum Susan York, who died from Covid last April. Picture: Ian Burt. (45392235)
Susie Royal with a picture of her and her mum Susan York, who died from Covid last April. Picture: Ian Burt. (45392235)

Mrs Royal said: “We have grieved in a different way because of lockdown and Covid. Many of us have lost loved ones in the last year, not necessarily to the virus but other causes as well.

This is a chance for us all to come together as a community and pay our respects.”

Engagement and development worker, Monika Saganowska, tying a yellow ribbon outside the King's Lynn Minster. Picture: ian Burt. (45391794)
Engagement and development worker, Monika Saganowska, tying a yellow ribbon outside the King's Lynn Minster. Picture: ian Burt. (45391794)

Marie Curie said on their website: “Since the first lockdown began in 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions have been bereaved.

Behind the statistics and whatever the cause, every death has been devastating for the people left behind.Join us on 23 March, for a National Day of Reflection to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.”Mrs Royal, who lost her beloved mum to Covid last year, has been an active participant in bringing the community together to grieve lost loved ones.

She said: “Mother’s Day has been hard, but I have to be strong for my daughter, I know many others will have felt the same as me which is why I want to be a part of this.”

She currently has a just giving page for a memorial bench in Lynn for victims of Covid. To donate please head to her page.



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