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A LIFE FOR A LIFE – TREE PLANTING IN THE FOREST OF MEMORIES

COVID 19 – A LIFE FOR A LIFE – TREE PLANTING IN THE FOREST OF MEMORIES Covid bereavement groups and families coming together to plant …

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A CRITIQUE OF COP26

Salmaan Nasser, Chief Vision Officer of The Forest of Memories shares a critique of COP26 with the BBC – Recorded on the 14th November 2021 …

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The World’s Forests: A Destructive Obsession

We all know that we need to protect our planet and the resources it provides. However, some people are more aware than others of how …

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The Five Stages of Grief

Whether you’re coping with the death of a loved one or dealing with a breakup, there’s no denying that emotions can be overwhelming and confusing. …

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Interview: How to overcome the grief of COVID-19 – In Focus

Khalid Shah from The Analyst talks with Salmaan Nasser, founder & Chief vision officer of The Forest of Memories on the topic of grief, as …

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Charity Walk for Peace

Together the Charity Walk for Peace and The Forest of Memories aims to make a real difference, and all it takes is a stroll. This …

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Now Open: 3 Month Exhibition of Covid Memorial Ribbons

The Journey of the Ribbons As part of the National Day of Reflection and in partnership with Marie Curie and the National Trust, we have …

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Not so connected!

Isolation  Isolation in our increasingly connected world seems so alien; mentally we are linked to one another through the technology that we carry with us all day. Yet, physically and emotionally we have …

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Losing a loved one: How to find comfort after the loss

COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS Losing a loved one can be difficult, especially when the person is young or very close to you. The death …

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Picnics & Reflection Event 14th August 2021

Come Together and to Share  What is the Picnics & Reflection?   The idea of picnics & reflection is pretty simple, to bring back the pastime of the picnic. To allow …

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Should football be allowed home?

As England celebrates semi-final victory over Denmark at the Euro 2020 football it seems the country is becoming increasingly more divided about football ‘coming home’! …

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Join Thank You Day

Our nation’s first national ‘Thank You Day’ is on Sunday 4th of July 2021. It’s all about saying a massive thank you to those in our communities who’ve helped us throughout the pandemic and beyond.   …

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The Forest Of Memories Discussed on Radio Woking

A short conversation with Jon Andrews on Radio Woking Salmaan NasserHi. My name is Salman NASA. I’m the chief vision officer for the Forest of …

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The Forest of Memories on Voice of Islam

Salmaan Nasser, Chief Vision Officer was honoured to have the opportunity to talk about The Forest of Memories on Voice of Islam Radio; the segment …

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Cherished Memories

Sensory recall predominantly comes from visual stimuli and when you hear the old adage of ‘A picture speaks a thousand words’ you might perhaps forgive …

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Put on Hold – The year we paused

On the 23rd of March 2021, we all collectively had the opportunity to pause, to reflect as part of a National Day. It allowed us a …

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Runnymede Memorials Gallery

A few images from the Runnymede Reflection Memorial.  All photos credit to Veronika Ward. These ribbons represent a few of the dedications left by friends …

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The Forest of Memories on ITV News

Memorial forest for Covid-19 victims opens Video report from The Forest of memories on ITV News reporter Richard Pallot Hundreds of yellow ribbons have been …

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Faded Rainbows

As our nation recovers from the ordeals of the past year, we should all take a moment to reflect on how we have shown strength …

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Supporting the National Day of Reflection

Since the first lockdown began in 2020, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Too many lives have been cut short and millions have been …

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Sharing Stories

In a time of information, where anything and anyone is literally at our fingertips it seems strange that in telling a story you don’t have …

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Tragic Milestone

If we cast our mind back 12 months I am sure you will remember we were being introduced to a new world of uncertainty, a …

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2021 brings time to remember

The start of 2020 has definitely crept in, no large celebrations, virtual gatherings and closely followed by a continued lockdown. If you are anything like …

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Memory-Trees for every life lost in this Pandemic

The Forest of Memories has announced previously that a central principle of The Forest of Memories project is to plant a tree for every life …

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The Forest of Memories gains parliamentary support

The Forest of Memories are honoured and excited to announce that The Forest of Memories project has been given it’s first backing and support from …

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How to support Covid Memorial Day – Today!

We announced recently that The Forest of Memories was supporting Covid Memorial Day, a collective event of remembrance and hope for the future that is …

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Lighting a candle in memory

The Forest of Memories is encouraging people to light a candle and to spend a simple moment of reflection on the year we have endured, think about …

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Addressing collective grief on International Covid Memorial Day

The world has done it – the pandemic is coming to an end! A vaccine is imminent, and we can visit our loved ones this …

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Introducing Councillor Iftikhar Chaudhri, the new ambassador of The Forest of Memories

The Forest of Memories is delighted to announce that Councillor Iftikhar ‘Ifti’ Chaudhri will become an ambassador of the Forest of Memories project, working to …

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It’s time to address our collective emotional wellbeing

Over the last week we’ve seen news about the roll-out of a mass rapid testing trial in Liverpool, and news that a vaccine for Covid-19 …

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A tree for every life lost – What that means in the Forest of Memories

Remembrance is the main purpose of the Forests of Memories. We will plant, at a minimum, a tree for every life lost in the UK …

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Should we end lockdowns for the sake of our Mental Wellbeing

This Pandemic has meant 10’s of thousands have had to cope with the early deaths of loved ones and 100’s of thousands left to deal …

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Introducing ‘The Groves of Reflection’

If you follow us you will know that we are growing a Forest of Memories to remember the loved ones lost because of Covid-19. A …

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Where will the Forest of Memories be?

In the last few months, we have run a consultation process on views and ideas for the Forest of Memories, a forest that will remember …

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A ‘blueprint’ for the Forest of Memories

As announced by Salmaan Nasser this week the initial consultation period for the Forest of Memories has ended and we are moving into the next …

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New name, new beginnings, for the Forest of Memories

On July 9th, 2020, the Covid-19 Memorial Forest Fund was launched with its first blog post. Since then we have embarked on a process to …

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What do people want in the Forest of Memories?

In our first survey in August 2020 we were told that 95% of people wanted a forest planted to remember the loved ones lost because …

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PRESS RELEASE – Covid Memorial Day

2 September, 2020 (no embargo) Nationwide vigils to mark six months since first Briton died of UK COVID Exactly six months since the BBC reported …

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Covid Memorial Day 5th September 2020 Replay

At 5pm on Saturday 5th September 2020, 6 months on from when the first reported death from Covid19 was reported, a remembrance service was held …

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Covid Memorial Day – 5th Sept 2020

Like clap for carers, Covid Memorial Day is an idea – not an organisation or a campaign. It originated with journalist Stefan Simanowitz and friends …

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The vision to plant a ‘Forest of Memories’ because of Covid-19

The Covid19 Memorial Forest fund are pushing forward with the creation of a forest of remembrance for the loved ones lost because of Covid-19. Based …

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The results are in, do people want a Covid-19 Memorial Forest?

In the last month we’ve put an idea out on Social Media about planting a Covid-19 Memorial Forest. If there was enough support, we said, …

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Is a death due to Covid-19 more important than any other death?

The Covid19 Memorial Forest Fund has been accused (by some on Social Media) of elevating COVID-19 deaths above other deaths. We are told that we …

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How to plant a forest without money!

We are a little over three weeks into the project to plant a Covid19 Memorial Forest, but gosh it does seem much, much longer. So much progress has been made in such a short time. Back in May when we first started kicking ideas around about this project it was hard to imagine we would reach this point. We had no money for the project, and planting a Forest wasn’t even in our minds. So how did we get here, and where exactly is here anyway?

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Because of Covid-19… A personal Story by James Young

Like many others, 2020 started with the greatest of intentions, my positivity was high and I was looking forward to a new start with an …

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Racism, Climate Change and Covid19 – All top of the agenda

For the past few months, it has been rare not to see racism, climate change, Covid19 or all three erupting through the news headlines. It …

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Learning how to build a forest!

The Covid19 Memorial Forest Fund is currently making plans for the Memorial Forest location and design. We will be consulting our followers soon on their …

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GREEN RECOVERY

The global COVID-19 Pandemic has been devastating for many peoples lives at a human level and thrown the world towards a global depression. But, we …

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Our Heroes Community Interest Company launches The Covid19 Memorial Forest Fund

We are calling on all those who believe in this vision to come and support us and help us with our journey. Please follow us on social media, share our vision with world and where possible please donate to the cause so we might make this a reality.

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