Aspire Cambridge supports National Day of Reflection on 23 March 2021 – A day to reflect, grieve and remember
Aspire Cambridge is supporting a national day to remember those who have died during the pandemic, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.
Spearheaded by end of life charity Marie Curie, and set to take place on Tuesday 23 March – the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown – Aspire Cambridge is committed to supporting the National Day of Reflection, alongside a host of organisations, MPs, and celebrities who are backing the day.
Marie Curie estimates that over three million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began, yet many have been 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.
Headquartered in Cambridge Aspire Cambridge have been providing cost effective Recruitment and HR solutions to an impressive portfolio of customers spanning the UK and Europe and in 2019, 2020 and again in 2021 awarded “The Best Recruitment and HR Solutions Provider” in England.
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Kelly Haston, Managing Director said: “It’s incredibly important that we acknowledge the purpose of this day and pay tribute to loved ones lost and for a year to remember. It’s a year in which we came together and faced the unknown. It’s a year of tremendous grief, confusion and anger. It’s a year in isolation. It’s also a year to reflect upon and as we move closer to the easing of restrictions we remember conduct and the combined measures and action taken. We thank our families, our customers, communities and each other. Where so many have lost, so many have gained. Gained a new appreciation for life, new skills, education and career paths. It’s bittersweet for sure, however this year now features as an important part of history, ingrained as part of our makeup and will play a part in the decisions we make and relationships of our future. It’s brought people back together, families, friends and communities once divided and now united. Coronavirus is here to stay and together, we must remain strong through collaboration and navigate our way back to a sense of normality, whatever that may look like.”
Marie Curie warns that without the right support for people who have been bereaved, the devastation that the pandemic has caused will impact the lives of people for generations.
Marie Curie Chief Executive Matthew Reed said: “We need to mark the huge amount of loss we’ve seen this year and show support for everyone who has been bereaved in the most challenging of circumstances. We cannot simply stand by and not recognise the effects the pandemic has had on the bereaved. We know people are in shock, confused, upset, angry and unable to process what has happened.
“The National Day of Reflection on 23 March gives us a moment to reflect, remember and celebrate the lives of everyone that has died, as well as show our support to family, friends and colleagues who are bereaved during these challenging times – from Covid and other causes.”
Aspire Cambridge is calling on our colleagues, customers and community, to take a minute to reflect at 12 noon on the National Day of Reflection on 23 March for those who have died during the pandemic; and take a moment to connect with someone who has been bereaved. At 8pm where we’ll hold a minute’s silence and come together to light up the night. We’ll be standing outside with a light – a candle, a torch or maybe even a phone – to remember someone who’s died and show your support to people going through a bereavement.”
To find out more about the National Day of Reflection and how to get involved visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/dayofreflection. #DayofReflection