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.
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.”
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.