National Day of Reflection 23.3.21
Portcullis Surgery will be observing a minute’s silence and joining in the national doorstep vigil that will form part of a day of reflection to mark the anniversary of the UK’s first Covid National Lockdown on Tuesday 23rd March.
This day of remembrance and reflection is being organised by Marie Curie charity in order to remember those who have died in the pandemic.
There will be a minute’s silence at 12:00 GMT with people encouraged to light up their doorsteps that night by beaming phones, candles and torches into the night sky at 20:00.
Prominent buildings and landmarks will also be illuminated across the UK
Alongside the minute’s silence and doorstep vigil, the day will also see community-led activities take place, such as virtual assemblies, choirs, services and yellow ribbons being wrapped around trees.
A series of free online talks organised by the Good Grief Festival will also take place, featuring experts, bereaved families and celebrities. Please follow the link for more information.
We would encourage all our patients to also support our local hospices with a donation if you can. Severn Hospice also provides support and training for our Compassionate Communities Befrienders at Portcullis Surgery. To donate funds to our wonderful local Severn Hospice please follow the link below:
You can also donate or volunteer with our local group Hands Together Ludlow who have done so much over the last year. HTL continues to operate as it has done since the end of the last lockdown. The Helpline and all our volunteer services, Pulling Together Ludlow Facebook group and NextDoor.com
for Ludlow are all means for the community to keep in touch and help each other. Hands Together LUDLOW is now supporting the Ludlow Helpline on: 01584 817 250. The Helpline is manned from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday. Messages are recorded at all other times and are checked regularly. A MASSIVE THANKYOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS IN LUDLOW!
To donate or volunteer with Hands together please follow the link below:
You can also donate to Marie Curie who run a free support line on 0800 090 2309 as well as local and national services. Call the Marie Curie Support Line for practical or clinical information and emotional support if you’re living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness, whatever your situation.