SHROPSHIRE Council joined other council’s and organisations across the county by lighting some of its most prominent landmarks yellow to mark Grief Awareness Week.

Theatre Severn, the Old Market Hall and Laura’s Tower in Shrewsbury were all be lit yellow, on Tuesday evening.

Grief Awareness Week is an annual national event driven by The Good Grief Trust, the UK’s leading umbrella charity, bringing all UK bereavement services, support organisations and helplines together under one central database.

“It has never been a more important time for us to talk about death and dying, and to support bereaved families at the hardest of times,” said Jules Lewis, local volunteer ambassador for The Good Grief Trust.

“Christmas can be such a difficult time for so many, but talking about your loved one, saying their name and having someone listen, an understanding ear, can be so helpful.”

Covid-19 is making it even more difficult for many people.