More than 200 blue ribbons tied outside Doncaster church for town's Covid victims

More than 200 blue ribbons have been fastened to the railings of a Doncaster church to remember each one of the town’s coronavirus victims.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 8:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 8:49 pm

229 people have died in the Doncaster hospital trust area during the COVID-19 pandemic and Sprotbrough Methodist Church has introduced the colourful display to remember each one of the town’s fatalities.

Spokesman Matt Beckingham said: “The Ribbons of Remembrance installation is to remember those known to them who have passed during lockdown.

"They may like to add their own ribbon, or attach a photo or object in remembrance.”

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The display of ribbons outside Sprotbrough Methodist Church.

The church has also created a ‘prayer labyrinth’ around what’s believed to be one of Doncaster’s oldest trees, in the centre of the grounds where people can take a moment to pause and reflect.

The town’s coronavirus death toll has slowed dramatically in recent weeks with no fatalities reported across the whole of South Yorkshire for several days.