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Covid-19 memorial service honours dedicated social care staff

18 March 2022

Children and others guests gather at Beech Close in Desborough

Honouring dedicated social care staff and remembering those who lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic was the focus of a ceremony in North Northamptonshire yesterday afternoon.

The day marked two years since the onset of the pandemic, when all those working across social care in the area continued to show incredible dedication in supporting the vulnerable.

The service of remembrance and reflection took place at the Millennium Green, adjacent to Beech Close residential home in Desborough. 

As a memorial a remembrance garden has been created, containing white tulips, while a wooden bench that can be used as a place of reflection will be placed in the grounds of Beech Close.
 
Staff will also work with local primary schools in the area to create some tulip artwork that can be displayed.

I was delighted to attend the ceremony and to have the opportunity to pay tribute and to thank our carers in person.

The service offered thanks to those social care workers who provided crucial care and support, and to remember those workers who sadly lost their lives to coronavirus.

Care workers are very much on the front line of efforts and their dedication has been wonderful.
Cllr Helen Harrison, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing
The ceremony gave us the opportunity to remember those colleagues who have sadly died as a result of Covid-19 – they will forever be remembered.

This has been an extremely challenging two years and their selfless commitment has been remarkable.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council