Ipswich Borough Council is taking part in the National Day of Reflection tomorrow that will remember those who have died from Coronavirus. This day of reflection, led by the charity Marie Curie, takes place on Tuesday 23 March as this is the anniversary of the start of the first national lockdown.
Mayor of Ipswich Borough Council, Councillor Jane Riley, says:
“Whilst we are lighting up the Town Hall tomorrow in remembrance of those who have died from Coronavirus, you can also play your part at home.
“I encourage Ipswich residents to take part - you can join in the minute's silence at noon and, also at 8pm, go to your doorstep with a candle, a torch or use the light from your mobile phones for another minute of silence .”
Russell Williams, Chief Executive of Ipswich Borough Council, says:
“The pandemic has lasted far longer than we first thought and the impact on Ipswich, like everywhere else, has been strong and will last for a long-time. The impact on the families and friends of those who have passed away will be very much greater.
“We offer our sympathies to those bereaved and we will be lighting up Ipswich Town Hall in yellow tomorrow as a symbol of remembrance.”
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