Wigan residents urged to support Marie Curie with bulb planting this autumn
End of life charity, Marie Curie, is encouraging people in Wigan and across the North West to start preparing for the National Day of Reflection 2022 by planting spring bulbs and seeds this autumn.
Individuals, schools and organisations up and down the country are taking part in the spring planting to show their support for Marie Curie and the National Day of Reflection.
The flowers will bloom in time for the day on March 23, 2022 in a sign of hope for a brighter future.
The National Day of Reflection is a day to support the millions of people who’ve been bereaved during the pandemic, and to reflect on the lives of family, friends, neighbours and colleagues who have died from Covid or other causes. The day is a time to pause, reflect and support each other whether of any belief or none.
Florist, author and TV presenter Simon Lycett is backing Marie Curie’s spring planting call. He said: “I hope everyone, no matter the size of their outdoor space, and even inside, will plant a Spring Bulb for the National Day of Reflection and support Marie Curie.
"You can’t beat the feeling that spring flowering bulbs, like my favourites the daffodils, bring after the dark days of winter.
"When those first shoots awaken and burst through the soil you feel your mood lift at this sign of new growth and look forward to the year ahead and what it will bring.
"We’ve all had a difficult year to reflect back on, many of us devastated by the death of a loved one, and I can’t think of a better way to reflect on this grief than in the simple act of planting a bulb, restoring our hope for better times to come.”
Ruth Todd, Community fund-raiser said: “For many, the deep trauma of losing loved ones during Covid is still very real. I hope the community will be inspired to plant a spring bulb or sow seeds ready to bloom for the National Day of Reflection and show their support for Marie Curie.
“The National Day of Reflection will be an opportunity to come together to support the millions of people bereaved during the pandemic and remember the people we’ve lost.”
For further information and to pledge to take part in the National Day of Reflection 2022 visit mariecurie.org.uk/dayofreflection