Tuesday 23rd March marked a National Day of Reflection, as it has been one year since the start of the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK. Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), a leading health and wellbeing charity followed in the footsteps of Marie Curie by joining in a minute silence taking place nationally at 12 noon on the day and displaying bright yellow flowers throughout the centre in Newton Aycliffe, to honour those who have died during the pandemic and those who have been bereaved.

Carol Gaskarth, Chief Executive of PCP, said: “It’s been a difficult year for so many people, not least for those who have lost loved ones. It was good to pause and timely come together one year on from the first lockdown to reflect and remember. We were still and silent at 12 noon and hold people in our thoughts.”

The PCP team showed their support across their social media channels, as many were working virtually in line with Government guidance. The National Day of Reflection offered an opportunity to remember those who have sadly lost their lives through the pandemic, as well as a chance to come together virtually to hope for a brighter future.

The Houses of Parliament joined in, with a minute silence to show solidarity to those who have lost their lives and those who have lost family and friends. Many other landmarks and buildings across the UK illuminated yellow on the evening to show their support to the challenging year we have all faced.

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