Light a light on our virtual lake and receive a yellow memory ribbon!
The festive season can be especially difficult for those who are coping with a loss. The Thomas Theyer Foundation Lake of Lights is an event open to all who have lost someone and would like to remember that person by dedicating a light to them.
This has been a particularly tough year for lots of people and it has been a year marked with great loss. Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic the charity is unable to hold an event with people congregating at the same time. This has not stopped the charity though in wanting to still provide the opportunity for the community to remember their loved ones.
The Thomas Theyer Foundation will be lighting the band stand and a tree next to it on the main promenade in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire. The lights will be switched on by Thomas’ mum Chris on the 5th December where she will tie a yellow ribbon in memory of Thomas.
The Foundation hopes that this will give people an opportunity to remember peacefully and privately as the tree and bandstand will be lit up throughout December to early January. We want people to go in their own time to have their own special moment, be it private or with family members, to remember those we love so dearly. In doing so, we hope people know they are not alone in their pain and it is okay to show your grief, regardless of the time of year.
We invite you to remember your loved ones by sending you a yellow ribbon, which you can personalise and tie on the rails at the band stand from the 5th December.
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