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PUBLISHED 23 Mar 2021

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Federation support for Day of Reflection

Cambridgeshire Police Federation is supporting today’s National Day of Reflection.

The event marks a year to the date that Prime Minister Boris Johnson told everyone to stay at home when announcing a national lockdown to try to halt the spread of Covid-19.

The UK’s official death toll has exceeded 126,000. At midday, a minute’s silence will be held to remember all those who have died.

Led by national charity Marie Curie, today’s Day of Reflection will also include a ‘beacon of light’ at 8pm with people being urged to stand on their doorsteps or at their windows while shining a light, whether that be a candle, torch or mobile phone.

“As a Federation, we are supporting this Day of Reflection to remember all those who have sadly lost their lives during the pandemic but also to show their families that they are not forgotten,” says Liz Groom, chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation.

 Liz is encouraging officers and police staff who have dealt with bereavement, at work or in their personal lives, to seek support if they need it.

“The Federation can help you access a range of support services so no one should suffer in silence,” she says.