On this National Day of Reflection on Wednesday 23 March, we remember the family, friends, neighbours and colleagues who have died over the last two years. We are also connected in support and solidarity with the millions of people who have been bereaved.
Today, you can write a message, add a photograph or make a donation to Thames Hospice in memory of your loved one. Click here to make your dedication.
While there is much numerical data about the number of COVID-19 deaths, it is important to remember that behind every single number is a person whose life has come to an end, often an untimely end. And around each person who died are other people who find themselves bereaved, devastated and often isolated; prevented from regrouping, many kept away from funerals, many unable to find the support they need.
We would also like to remind people of the new bereavement counselling service at Thames Hospice called ‘Co-Connect’. Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery, we can provide free of charge bereavement counselling sessions to those in our local communities whose bereavement has been adversely impacted by this pandemic. Bereavement support can bring improved mental health, wellbeing and resilience in living with grief; as the late Captain Sir Tom Moore said, that “tomorrow will be a good day”.
If you or someone you know could benefit from Thames Hospice Co-Connect, please phone us on 01753 847300 (9am - 5pm, 7 days a week) or email us today.