Qualis Group supports National Day of Reflection
Qualis Group is supporting a national day to remember those who have died during the pandemic, and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.
Spearheaded by end of life charity Marie Curie, and taking place on Tuesday 23 March – the anniversary of the UK going into the first national lockdown – Qualis Group is committed to supporting the National Day of Reflection, alongside a host of organisations, MPs, and celebrities who are backing the day.
Marie Curie estimates that over three million people have been bereaved since the pandemic began, yet many have been unable to properly say goodbye to loved ones or grieve.
The National Day of Reflection will give the nation and communities a moment to remember, grieve and celebrate everyone who has died during this time and show support for our families, friends and colleagues who are grieving.
Paul Hewitt, Group Operations Director at Qualis Group comments, “The National Day of Reflection is extremely important to allow people to take time to reflect on what has been a devastating year. We are encouraging all of our team to take part by paying their respects and marking the loss that so many have suffered and also have hope for a brighter future.”
Marie Curie warns that without the right support for people who have been bereaved, the devastation that the pandemic has caused will impact the lives of people for generations.
Marie Curie Chief Executive Matthew Reed said: “We need to mark the huge amount of loss we’ve seen this year and show support for everyone who has been bereaved in the most challenging of circumstances. We cannot simply stand by and not recognise the effects the pandemic has had on the bereaved. We know people are in shock, confused, upset, angry and unable to process what has happened.
“The National Day of Reflection on 23 March gives us a moment to reflect, remember and celebrate the lives of everyone that has died, as well as show our support to family, friends and colleagues who are bereaved during these challenging times – from Covid and other causes.”
Qualis Group is asking colleagues to take a minute to reflect at 12 noon on the National Day of Reflection for those who have died during the pandemic.