A permanent memorial to those in St Helens who have lost their lives to Covid and giving thanks to the NHS, carers and all keyworkers has been installed at St Helens Cemetery.
The inscription on the stone reads: “In commemoration of the lives lost to Covid-19 and with thanks for the selfless commitment of our NHS, carers, and all keyworkers. St Helens Together”. It also features a quote from Captain Sir Tom Moore – “Tomorrow will be a better day.”
Council Leader and Windle ward councillor David Baines, pictured below with stonemason Simon Ratcliffe from L&T Stone Supplies, says: “I am delighted we have been able to create this striking and fitting memorial. It’s been paid for using Windle Councillor Improvement Fund money by Cllr Mancyia Uddin and myself, but while it’s based here in Windle it really is for the whole borough, hence the inscription – St Helens Together.
The area around the stone is going to be seeded and have shrubs added in the coming weeks, as well as stepping stones to the memorial so that floral tributes can be left.
As we take gradual steps in the coming weeks to get back to some sort of normal, it’s important we remember those we have lost and those who have given so much.
I want to thank council staff and L&T Stone Supplies for their work creating and installing this and its fellow memorial at Mesnes Park in Newton-le-Willows which was unveiled earlier this week.”