North Lincolnshire Council is taking time to connect, supporting the millions of people who are grieving, and remembering the family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues lost during the pandemic.
The National Day of Reflection on Wednesday 23 March aims to encourage people to come together and acknowledge and show support for everyone who has been bereaved.
While life is beginning to return to normal for some people, several million people are still living with the trauma of loss, and not being able to grieve properly.
On the evening of the 23 March 2022, Woodlands Crematorium is opening its doors so that people can go and remember loved ones they have lost.
The doors will be open from 6pm, culminating in a 10-minute vigil at 8pm; then the doors will close at 8.30pm.
During the evening, loved ones can request music to be played that is special to them and flowers can be laid on the patio.
Individuals, couples, families and friends are welcome to attend no matter where their loved ones are laid to rest.
Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for commercial, said:
“The past few years have been unprecedented for everyone. Although things are returning to normal, it doesn’t take away the heartache so many people have endured throughout the pandemic. Countless families were unable to mourn their loved ones, which is why we are opening Woodlands Crematorium on the evening of the National Day of Reflection to allow bereaved families to take the time to remember those they have lost and come together with others.”