Broughshane reflects on lives lost during pandemic

Villagers in Broughshane were among the thousands of people across the province and beyond who marked the first anniversary of lockdown on March 23 and remembered those who lost their lives to Coronavirus.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 7:30 am

Volunteers from Broughshane and District Community Association decided to organise their own tribute.

Chairman Lexie Scott told the The Ballymena Times: “Valued members of Broughshane’s local community, our voluntary groups, cultural organisations and places of worship came together and laid flowers at our ‘National Day of Reflection’ site at Broughshane’s old police station in remembrance of everyone who had died during the past year.

“We were overwhelmed by the support we received from so many families and community organisations who came to pay tribute and offer their support by laying dozens of freshly cut bouquets of flowers.

Volunteers from Broughshane and District Community Association decided to organise a floral tribute in the village for Marie Curie's 'Day of Reflection'

“So many of us were unable to attend funerals in the past 12 months, Tuesday gave those a chance to stop, reflect and pay their respects to all those we couldn’t mourn”.

Broughshane and District Community Association spokesperson, Sandy Wilson said: “There are still tough times ahead but with the successful rollout of the vaccine across Northern Ireland we in Broughshane, ‘The Garden Village of Ulster’ and across the Braid Valley look forward to much brighter days ahead”.

Volunteers within the Broughshane's Community Association organised a space of grass in the village to allow their community to pay their respects in-conjunction with Marie Curie's 'Day of Reflection'