Cornwall Lights Up Orange
Cornwall lights up orange in support of the bereaved
Landmarks across Cornwall will light up orange to mark National Grief Awareness Week which takes place from 2-8 December.
Heartlands in Redruth, St Petroc’s Church in Bodmin and Kimberley Park in Falmouth, will all light up in memoriam to those who have been affected by bereavement this year.
The week will close with a special event at Heartlands Good Grief Café on Wednesday 8th December between 4pm and 7pm, with a minute’s silence at 6pm.
The event is hosted by The Good Grief Trust and is supported by many other bereavement organisations across Cornwall, including Cornwall Bereavement Network, Widowed and Young, and Penhaligon’s Friends.
Charmaine George, Cornwall’s representative for The Good Grief Trust says; “We offer help and hope to those grieving and reconnect communities who may feel isolated and alone in their grief. 2021 has seen far too many families affected by grief across the county and this event aims to unite people in their grief and signpost them to organisations that may be able to offer bereavement support.”
“Special thanks go to Millstone Sound, Mass Affect Lighting, Ellis Event Power Services and Jessica Parr in Falmouth who have helped us light buildings in orange, and to Heartlands which has helped us host the event.”
St Petroc’s Church in Bodmin will be the first to light up orange at 6pm on Monday 6 December. Heartlands and Kimberley Park conclude the week on 8 December at 6pm.
Kimberley Gray is regional co-ordinator for Widowed and Young (WAY) in Cornwall and sits on the advisory panel for Cornwall Bereavement Network (CBN). She says: “This week is about recognising the challenges bereaved people go through and raising awareness of the services available in Cornwall for bereavement support. The start of the pandemic saw many of Cornwall’s support services pull together to build a central resource from which people can find useful information and access the services they require.”
Good Grief Pop Up Cafés run monthly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.