Marie Curie reveal wall of daffodils in memory of lost loved ones
By Rupert Cole on Friday, March 24, 2023
Marie Curie unveiled a 10ft long wall on the South Bank in London to mark National Day of Reflection. The wall, which features hundreds of daffodils, was created so that people could share memories of lost loved ones and was accompanied by a minute’s silence at 12:00 GMT on Thursday 23rd March. The remembrance event has been set up in hundreds of locations across the UK to mark the occasion.
The end-of-life charity first organised the event in 2021 to commemorate those who died during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year, more than 850 organisations took part, alongside King Charles. The wall is now available to anyone who has lost a loved one at any point and for any reason.
AJ and Curtis Pritchard lost their grandmother during the pandemic, and AJ said that the National Day of Reflection “gives us a way to keep her memory alive, and a moment to reflect on the cherished memories we shared together.”
Curtis Prtichard described the wall as “an invaluable chance to come together with others to reflect on our losses with each other’s support.” He added: “Grief doesn’t end, it’s ongoing, and being able to share your feelings with a network of people going through similar things can really relieve some of the burden.”