Tuesday, 23rd March is recognised as exactly one year since everyone around the UK was placed in a nation lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19.

Strathcarron Hospice is recognising this as part of a National Day of Reflection, led by the charity, Marie Curie. On this day we will all come together to reflect on our collective loss, support those who have been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future. On the day itself we will observe a minute’s silence at 12 o’clock and members of staff will be planting flowers in the grounds.

Since the first lockdown began, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions  have been bereaved. Behind the statistics, every death has been devastating for the people left behind. 

Join us on 23rd March at 12 o’clock for a minute’s silence to reflect on the past year and what this has meant for you. I f you’re lucky enough to have some outdoor space you might want to plant something too so you can pause and reflect for years to come. Or just take a moment to reflect on the last year in your own way. You might want to take a moment to connect with someone you know who is going through a bereavement by writing a card or having a chat. Whatever works for you.

This has been a tough year for many people and for many reasons and we hope you will take your own time to reflect on your life and that of other people.