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One Year On: National Day Of Reflection At Gracewell Of Weymouth

On the National Day of Reflection, one year since the UK entered the first Covid-19 lockdown, Gracewell of Weymouth reflected on the last year and how far they have come.

Team members at the care home wore yellow T-shirts with Marie Curie pin badges to mark the day. Families, friends, and the team at Gracewell of Weymouth placed a daffodil at the entrance to the home’s car park as a sign of remembrance for everything they have overcome.

The Dash, a poem by Linda Ellis, was read out before everyone took a one-minute silence.

Gracewell of Weymouth’s gardener, Adam, will be planting a daffodil bulb for each daffodil laid on 23rd March, so by next spring the garden will have many bright yellow daffodils.

Rachael Craig, Activities Coordinator at Gracewell of Weymouth said:

“We would like to thank all the local schools who got their local pupils involved in hand-making daffodils, as well as all our team members, residents, and their families who also made or brought fresh daffodils to lay.

“It is really important we take time to reflect and remember those who sadly are not with us anymore.”

Esther Sheppard, Home Admissions Advisor at Gracewell of Weymouth added:

“We are so moved by the community spirit. Thank you so much to everyone who laid a daffodil today and joined us in our reflection.”