Doncaster woman announces 'stars and lights' campaign to remember coronavirus victims

A Doncaster woman is urging people to display stars in their windows and shine lights from their doors to remember the world’s coronavirus victims.

By Darren Burke
Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 4:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 4:55 pm

Mandy Burns has come up with a new two-level initiative to remember people across the globe suffering from Covid-19.

She wants people to create pictures of stars and share them on social media and then at 9pm on April 20, come to their doors and shine a light in a silent memorial for people who have died from the virus.

Mandy, a Participation Officer for Doncaster Council wants to use the Light Up The Sky campaign to urge people to think of those around the globe still fighting coronavirus.

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People are being urged to create stars to show their support for coronavirus victims. (Photo: NASA).

In Doncaster, there have been 41 deaths while across the UK, 13,000 people have died.

She said: “To pay tribute to those that have been affected by coronavirus, please show your respect by making a big, shiny, glittery star, put it up at your window and share a picture of it on social media using #LightUpTheSky.

“On Monday 20 April at 9pm, let us all come together and shine a light from a window or door and have a one-minute silence to pay tribute to every single person that has tragically lost their lives, send a message of love to their loved ones and send a message of hope to the many currently fighting for their lives.”

Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, rainbows and a weekly round of applause for the NHS have become symbols of the campaign.