Service to commemorate Southwark’s victims of Covid-19

Service to commemorate Southwark's victims of Covid-19

The service, which is broadcast live on the council’s YouTube channel, will also celebrate community support efforts during the pandemic.

A memorial service is taking place this Tuesday morning to commemorate those who died from Covid-19 and to celebrate the support provided by the residents of the borough over the past year, écrit Kit Men …

The service, which airs live at 11:50 am, is part of a national day of reflection, marking a year since the UK was first locked down in 2020. It will also include a national minute of silence .

Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark Cathedral, will lead the service. Musharraf Chaudhury, President of the Southwark Multi-Faith Forum and Cllr Evelyn Akoto, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Safety, will also be in attendance.

You can watch the service live via the board Youtube channel.

Councilor Evelyn Akoto, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Community Safety, said: “The past year seems like a different world, and the past 12 months have been an extremely difficult experience for everyone, for many. reasons. Thousands of families across the country have been bereaved, losing loved ones in a year of unimaginable suffering.

“Today our thoughts and prayers are with them in particular, and in particular to all the people Southwark has lost to the pandemic, our dear staff and residents, many of whom have sacrificed everything to be on the front lines to help. the others in public services. We will never forget you all. My deepest sympathy goes out to the friends and families they leave behind, and today I reflect on what the Borough has lost in this tragic year.

“I would also like to express my gratitude, on behalf of everyone at Southwark, for the exceptional hard work, stoicism and resilience shown by every staff member who has worked on the frontlines this year, everyone who has had them. supported, and all Southwark volunteers. “

Akoto praised the work of the people who managed the parks, looked after people in need, including people in poverty and the homeless, distributed food, adapted to different teaching methods and managed testing centers and vaccination efforts.

“I couldn’t be more proud, and I look forward to the hope that the vaccine will bring and better times to come.”

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