Reflecting on a year of change
Haringey is marking the first National Day of Reflection with a minutes silence and other special tributes, as we look back on an unprecedented year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and remember those we have lost, support those in need and hope for a brighter future.
It is now exactly one year since the first UK lockdown was declared to reduce the spread of Covid-19 infections.
Communities around the country will be marking the day in their own ways, and in Haringey we will be changing our social media platform banners to yellow and local landmarks Alexandra Palace and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be illuminated in yellow to show the borough’s support.
Participants are encouraged to join a national minute of silence: the first will be at 12 noon and the second takes place at 8pm as we band together to light up the night - stand outside with a light of any kind to remember those who have passed and show support for those who are grieving.
Haringey’s Mayor, Cllr Adam Jogee, will observe the noon silence outside George Meehan House in Wood Green.
During the first lockdown, Haringey was able to send thousands of food parcels from our food hubs at Alexandra Palace and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to vulnerable people across the borough, thanks to donations from local businesses and hard-working local volunteers.
The council was also able to provide people sleeping rough with emergency accommodation, regardless of their local connection, immigration status, eligibility or priority need.
Cllr Adam Jogee, Mayor of Haringey, said:
I invite Haringey’s residents to join me in observing the minute’s silence, as we remember those who we have lost to the Covid-19 pandemic during the past year, and also give thanks to the healthcare and essential workers throughout the country to whom we owe so much.
It’s been a tough year, but I’m incredibly proud of and encouraged by how Haringey’s communities have come together to care for one another during a time of need.
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