Wall of hearts grows as a memorial to loved ones taken by coronavirus

Posted by on April 4, 2021 5:45 am
Categories: Global Stories

Every one of the UK’s 150,000 victims will be represented on the National Covid Memorial Wall by the Thames

Sabrina Montgregge has witnessed more than most the grief left behind by each death from Covid. The 28-year-old works in the intensive care unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and has met hundreds of patients and their families during the pandemic. Not all of the patients returned home.

On Saturday, Montgregge was among scores of volunteers diligently hand-painting red hearts on a wall opposite parliament, each representing a person who has died of coronavirus in Britain. “It’s about connecting with the families, reflecting on what has happened, the work of my colleagues,” she said.

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