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Telford ceremony to remember loved ones lost in Covid pandemic

An event will be taking place in Telford as part of a day of reflection to remember loved ones lost during the pandemic.

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A Covid remembrance service will be taking place in Telford.

The ceremony will be held at the Covid Memorial Garden in Telford Town Park, from 10am, Friday, March 1, as part of Marie Curie's Day of Reflection event.

The event will begin with words of reflection shared from members of the Interfaith Council.

A Covid memorial plaque will then be unveiled before a one-minute silence.

To bring the event to a close, the invited families of those who lost loved ones during the pandemic, and who supported the development of the new Covid sculpture, will place a daffodil in memory of their loved one at the base of the memorial.

Members of the public are welcome to create a ‘petal’ from the Marie Curie resources online and take it with them.

Councillor Raj Mehta, Telford & Wrekin Council's cabinet member for inclusion, engagement, equalities and civic pride said: “We are expecting this be a very special and poignant time of reflection for families and an opportunity for people to come together. The Covid Memorial site brings a sense of calm and space and the daffodils planted here are a fabulous show right now.”

“The Interfaith Council will be sharing words of reflection at this event and encourage those looking for a shared time of reflection to come together."

Telford & Wrekin Council will also be lighting the Southwater One building yellow on Sunday, March 3 – Marie Curie’s dedicated Day of Reflection – and the Covid Memorial Garden is open all year round as a place for quiet reflection.

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