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King's Lynn woman's heartfelt tribute for National Day of Reflection




A Gaywood woman is taking part in charity Marie Curie's National Day of Reflection, which is a time to pay respect to those lost in the past year.

On Tuesday March 23, the anniversary of the first UK lockdown, Susie Royal will be at the Lynn quay at 8pm and invites others to join her in remembrance.

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

Susie Royal, from Gaywood, would like a memorial in the Borough for people to go to remember loved ones who have died from Covid. Picture: Ian Burt. (44504244)
Susie Royal, from Gaywood, would like a memorial in the Borough for people to go to remember loved ones who have died from Covid. Picture: Ian Burt. (44504244)

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 last year.

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."

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 click here.



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