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Light It In Yellow Illuminates The Maelor

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Light It In Yellow Wrexham

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Spectrum Sound, Stage And Lighting had the privilege of working with NHS Wales to illuminate The Wrexham Maleor Hospital for the Light It In Yellow campaign on Tuesday evening.

Director Brendan Griffiths said, “It was a great honour to be asked to do this. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t lost someone close to them in the last 12 months and this is a great way to remember our loved ones”.

A National Day of Reflection

The UK marked a National Day of Reflection by using yellow lighting to illumate landmarks across the four countries on the evening of Tuesday, 22nd March. Spearheaded by Marie Curie, over 110 organisations helped support the cause. These bodies included The British Red Cross, Girlguiding, The Jo Cox Foundation, The Royal Voluntary Service, The Scouts and Together.

The movement consists of charities, businesses, membership organisations, emergency services, public sector bodies, community groups, individuals and many more.

Since the pandemic began, many have lost family and friends without being able to say goodbye or grieve properly. Organisers have said the actions on Tuesday would allow everyone to remember those who have died and bring some closure. The movement will help bring people together to reflect and support others this month. It will also serve as a reference point for the future.

Local Landmarks

Tuesday evening saw a range of local landmarks receive this special illumination. Coleg Cambria’s new campus and St Giles Church looked amazing in the yellow glow. Wrexham Council said: “We have joined with many others across Wales and the UK to mark one year since the lockdown began and lit up in yellow the Guildhall and the Aqueduct this evening. We remember those who have lost loved ones and urge everyone to stay safe as we remain at Alert level 4.”

Further Afield

Further afield, the illuminations were present at the Deeside Rainbow Hospital, on The Menai Bridge, Moel Famau and the Isle of Anglesey. Gwyrch Castle, Rhyl Sky Tower, St Asaph Cathedral and Ysbyty Glan Clwyd also turned yellow.

The Isle of Anglesey council said, “Today marks exactly a year since the first national lockdown came into force. We join the national #DayOfReflection to thank all of you for your efforts since March 2020 and remember those we have lost and everyone touched by this pandemic.

At #GwyrchCastle, an eight-minute silence was observed at 8pm. Go to #nationaldayofreflection to find out more.

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