Silent candlelit vigil to be held on Friday evening in Burbage so villagers can stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 22 March 2022

A SILENT candlelit vigil is to be held in Burbage on Friday evening (25 March), so that villlagers are able to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Candles lit at a vigil for Ukraine in Hinckley’s Argents Mead park (Image: Mason Moore)

The vigil is to be led by Father Andrew Hall, of Saint Catherine’s Church.

Everyone is welcome to attend the silent gathering this Friday, which will be held at Pughes Paddock, based on Grove Road from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Friday, 25 March.

It is being held as a ‘silent show of solidarity’ for the country of Ukraine and the Ukranian people – remembering all who have died, been injured, bereaved, or displaced.

Attendees are being encouraged to bring a candle, or tea light in a jar with them, as a symbol of hope, as “even in deep darkness, light will prevail”.

Throughout the vigil, Father Andrew Hall will offer periodic readings – and a collection will take place in aid of charities which are working to support people in Ukraine for those who wish to donate.

On Friday, 4 March, at the start of the month, a silent candlelit vigil for Ukraine took place inside of the Argents Mead park, near Hinckley Leisure Centre, with candles placed inside of the bandstand.

Many shown up in support at the Argents Mead-based vigil (Image: Mason Moore)

Hundreds of people had shown up to pay their support – and the the Diamond Jubilee bandstand was decorated in blue and yellow lights, which are the colours of the Ukrainian flag, and a donation drop-off point was also set up.

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