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Council to light up three buildings in yellow to remember victims of Covid-19

Three Powys public buildings will be lit up in yellow for one-night next week (Tuesday 23 March) to help remember all those who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

Three Powys public buildings will be lit up in yellow for one-night next week (Tuesday 23 March) to help remember all those who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

Powys County Council (PCC) will be putting on the display, with the help of Newtown-based contractor AL Technical, at Y Gaer in Brecon, County Hall in Llandrindod Wells and The Park offices in Newtown.

They will be lit in yellow, and feature yellow hearts, to commemorate all the residents of Powys who have been lost to the coronavirus pandemic in the past 12 months, with the date marking a year since the first day of the first nationwide lockdown.

The council is acting after being approached by Hannah Walsh, from Presteigne, who asked if it would join in with an event organised by the Covid-19 Families Wales Facebook group, which aims to ‘Light up Wales to Remember’.

Major buildings throughout Wales, both public and private, are going to be lit up in yellow on the night of Tuesday 23 March as part of the ‘Light up Wales to Remember’ event, while Marie Curie is also using that date for its ‘National Day of Reflection’.

Covid-19 Families Wales is asking residents to draw and put a yellow heart in their window, or place yellow fairy lights or a bunch of daffodils there. They can also help by checking on someone they know who has been bereaved or by sharing stories of their own experiences of Covid-19 on social media.

There will also be a minute’s silence held at 12 and 9pm.

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