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Here for our MS Community on National Day of Reflection

We’re supporting Marie Curie's National Day of Reflection to remember people who died during the pandemic. And show support to everyone in our community who’s been bereaved.

End of life charity Marie Curie have chosen Tuesday 23 March as a day to reflect, think and grieve. As the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown, we know we’ll all have particular memories of where we were.

Time to remember, grieve and celebrate

Marie Curie estimates more than 3 million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began. And many were unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones or grieve.

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.

Ways to get involved on the day

  • Join the minute's silence at 12 noon on 23 March to show your support for the millions of people who've been bereaved
  • Take a moment to reach out to someone you know who's grieving. Have a chat, send a card, a message or spring flowers
  • Join Marie Curie’s free online talks and conversations, featuring expert panels, bereaved families and celebrities throughout the afternoon
  • Plant flowers to symbolise hope
  • Shine a light in the evening to show your support for the millions of people who've been bereaved.
  • Share your flowers, lights, stories and messages of support on social media using #DayOfReflection and tagging @MarieCurieUK and us @MSSocietyUK 

Our Director of Services and Digital Ed Holloway says:

“Grief is a very personal thing. I’m sure lots of people will find taking some time to reflect on the losses that we’ve experienced very helpful. I know I will.”