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National Day of Reflection marked in west Norfolk

Corn Exchange lit up yellow

Published: Thursday, 24th March 2022

On Wednesday 23 March 2022 the borough council marked Marie Curie UK’s National Day of Reflection.

The Alive Corn Exchange was lit up yellow on the second anniversary of the first UK lockdown to support the millions of people who are grieving, and remembering the family, friends, neighbours and colleagues that have been lost over the last couple of years.

Cllr Sam Sandell, Cabinet member for People and Communities, said: “Last year we lit up borough council buildings in yellow to reflect our collective loss, support for those who have been bereaved, and hope for a brighter future.

“Life in our west Norfolk community is beginning to return to normal for some of us but many are still living with the trauma of having lost a loved one during the pandemic. Grief does not have a lifespan and it is right to mark the National Day of Reflection once again this year to reflect on the lives of the people we've lost and support those who are grieving.”

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The Alive Corn Exchange will resume being lit up in blue and yellow to show support for the people of Ukraine from Thursday 24 March until further notice. Other prominent King's Lynn landmarks, including the Custom House, Minster and Greyfriars Tower continue to have the Ukrainian flag projected on to them each evening.

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