National Day of Reflection 2021

Winston’s Wish supports National Day of Reflection on 23rd March 2021

A day to reflect, grieve and remember

Winston’s Wish is supporting the National Day of Reflection on 23rd March 2021, a national day to remember those who have died during the pandemic, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.

Spearheaded by end of life charity Marie Curie, and set to take place on Tuesday 23rd March – the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown – Winston’s Wish is committed to supporting the National Day of Reflection, alongside more than 100 care organisations, charities, businesses, community groups, MPs, and celebrities who are backing the day.

Marie Curie estimates that over three million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began, yet many have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones, grieve, comfort or even hug each other. As a nation, we need to acknowledge the millions in silent pain.

The National Day of Reflection will give the nation and communities a moment to remember, grieve and celebrate everyone who has died during this time and show support for our families, friends and colleagues who are grieving. The Day includes a minute’s silence at midday to reflect on those who have died, daffodils (fresh, drawn or crafted) placed in windows, as a symbol of hope; and online talks featuring people who are bereaved, celebrities and expert panellists sharing experiences and answering questions. As night falls, the nation will appear on their doorsteps with candles, torches or simply lights from their mobile phones – for a minute of silence in the evening, sharing a beacon of support in these incredibly tough times.

So join us on 23rd March, the first anniversary of the first UK lockdown, for a National Day of Reflection. Let’s come together to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future. There are still tough times ahead, as the death toll continues to rise. So whatever your background, whatever your beliefs, and whatever you’ve been through, please join us for our first National Day of Reflection. This annual day will give us all time to pause and think about this unprecedented loss we’re facing, and support each other through grief in the years to come.

To find out more about the National Day of Reflection visit #DayofReflection