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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 of Covid-19. In our 2nd survey, at the start of September we asked people for their views on what exactly they would want from this ‘Forest of Memories’. We put some innovative (and perhaps challenging) suggestions out there to see what people thought.

Will…

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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 in London at Newington Green Unitarian Church followed by a Candle light vigil in Trafalgar Square at 8 p.m.  Read here about the day and the keynote speech delivered by Salmaan Nasser, Chief Vision Officer of Our Heroes CIC who is leading the campaign…

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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 that a 70-year-old woman had become the first Briton to die of COVID-19 people across the country will come together in a national day of remembrance.

In cities, towns and villages, there will be candlelit vigils and socially distanced memorial services for the tens of…

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Like clap for carers, Covid Memorial Day is an idea – not an organisation or a campaign. It originated with journalist Stefan Simanowitz and friends who felt there was a need for a moment of reflection and remembrance. People are putting pictures of candles in their windows; similar to the rainbows that appeared in support of NHS and health-care workers. Please join them on this special day.

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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 on feedback and ideas from people so far, that forest is now bigger in ambition than we had first envisaged.  But what is the vision now, and what will the name of the Forest be?

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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, then we will do our best to make this happen for people. If not, we would forget about the idea. So, what have people told us. Do we continue or should we stop?

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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 should not create a forest memorial to those who died from Covid-19 as people have also died from other things as a result of lockdown. Is that right? Should we forget about creating a memorial to the loved ones lost because of COVID-19?

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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…

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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 exciting change to the career path. I was going to change the world!  But, because of Covid19, the world ended up changing me.  Here’s my story.

The new year of 2020 began with promise. The industry I’d been in for over 15 years was developing…

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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 appears that the global pandemic has sparked deeper interest in climate change and communities have said enough is enough when it comes to racism.

These three areas are not only being pushed to the top of the news agenda by ordinary people but they are,…

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