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15 March 2022

Covid vigil organiser: St Michael's has helped me in many ways

Covid vigil organiser: St Michael’s has helped me in many ways

A vigil remembering the lives lost and changed by Covid takes place in Hereford next week.

It’s being organised by Emma Lewis who has received support through the St Michael’s Hospice Covid Counselling Service, which has been helping those experiencing loss in any form through Covid.

Emma’s mum, Marilyn, died from the virus last year.

“The service provided by St Michael’s has helped me in many ways,” said Emma.

“It’s enabled me to find others in the same situation, which is so important because you can feel quite isolated.

“Without the Hospice’s support, I would not have been able to move on.”

Emma is organising the vigil in the grounds of Hereford Cathedral next Wednesday (23rd) as part of The National Day of Reflection.

It will begin at 11am and include a nationwide minute of silence at 12pm.

“The vigil will reflect on how the pandemic has affected us and how many lives have been lost and changed,” added Emma.

She said the names of those across Herefordshire and beyond who have died from Covid will be read out, alongside those who have been affected in any way, for instance through delays to treatment or diagnosis.

“We’re asking those attending to bring a photo of the loved one you’re remembering, and to wear some yellow.

“In the evening we are asking Hereford to light up yellow and hold a candle-lit vigil on your doorstep.”

If you wish to have a name read out during the vigil, or you require more information, email or call 07906 144389.

For more information about the Bereavement Support service provided by St Michael’s, just click here

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