Marie Curie and 60 other organisations will be leading a day of a day of reflection on Tuesday to make the one-year anniversary since the UK entered the first lockdown. The charity proposes to use the day to remember those who have died during the pandemic.

The last twelve months have been challenging for everyone. The death toll in the UK has now passed 120,000 and we’ve experienced the biggest drop in GDP on record. Lives have been changed forever and, while the arrival of a vaccine offers signs of hope, millions of people around the world have been bereaved. Many never got the chance to say goodbye properly to their loved ones.

For this reason, Marie Curie is asking people to join a minutes silence at 12 noon and take candles out onto their streets at 8pm for a minute’s remembrance.

“As relentless as this crisis has been, it has also shone a light on the courage, resilience and solidarity of the nation,” said the charity in a release. “People have put their normal lives on hold for the good of the many. We trust an annual day of reflection will continue to support those who need it most.”

You can find out more about the National Day of Reflection by visiting: www.mariecurie.org.uk/day-of-reflection