Remember loved ones in lockdown at online remembrance event

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Remember loved ones in lockdown at online remembrance event

Published at 10:57am 14th May 2020. (Updated at 10:58am 14th May 2020)

A virtual remembrance event will be held so people can still honour their loved ones.

Cornish healthcare charity Cornwall Hospice Care is hosting the event on Sunday, June 7.

The current Covid-19 crisis has led to the cancellation of the charity’s popular beach-based Reflections events so the occasion has now gone online.

Clare Bray, Community Engagement Officer for Cornwall Hospice Care, said: “We might not be able to gather at the water’s edge this year to remember, but we know how important it is for people to reflect on family and friends who have passed away.

"We decided to make this a virtual event that’s open to everyone, whether the person you’re remembering died at one of our hospices or not.

“We’re launching Reflections Online now as it’s Dying Matters Week, a time when we encourage people to talk about dying and about bereavement,” said Clare.

“There’s no cost to our virtual event, we just want to give people a way of remembering while they can’t gather together to reflect.”

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The idea is that people email a dedication to the charity at communications@cornwallhospice.co.uk , including the names of those making the dedication, the message and the name of the person or people they want to remember.

“You can also email one picture that can be viewed with the message,” said Clare.

“Then on Sunday, June 7, all the messages will be open to view on a special memory page on our website at https://www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk/events/reflections/

"At 5pm that day we’ll also be lighting a candle on our Facebook page and asking everyone to light their own candle at the same time.”

In previous years the charity’s Reflections events have taken place on beaches at Polkerris near Fowey and at Trebah Garden on The Helford River. 

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