National Grief Awareness Week takes place from 2-8 December. The aim of NGAW is to raise awareness of the hundreds of UK charities and bereavement support services that are available to individuals affected by grief. It is organised by the Good Grief Trust which is the UK’s leading charity, bringing 600+ bereavement charities and services together under one umbrella.
At 6 pm on Tuesday, 8th December – the final day of the NGAW campaign – Nicky Wynn (Director of Development), St. Paul’s Cathedral – has confirmed the central dome will be lit yellow and with the NGAW branding. This is quite significant. St Paul’s only lights its dome three times a year and has reserved one of those times for this National Grief Awareness Week. St Paul’s Cathedral will be holding a special Evensong Service, in collaboration with The Good Grief Trust. This daily act of worship will be adapted to support the themes of National Grief Awareness Week. This illumination will be broadcast live on the BBC and many other buildings across the country, including Media City UK, Town Hall, Cathedrals, lighthouses and bridges will be joining NGAW20, as a beacon of hope to all those in need of help.