On Friday the 1st of November we will be holding our #JaiMatters Memorial day. On the day there will be a celebration of light, hope and remembrance where the children will reclaim the streets of Bellingham.
There will be a procession from Elfrida, leaving at 4.30pm where we invite all members of the community to walk with us through Bellingham shining positive light and spreading the message of peace and hope.
Meet us at Elfrida (or Athelney) from 4.15pm We will be sharing out candles to light our procession towards Bellingham Green. School staff will be on hand to support but children need to remain with their own families at this time.
We will all meet on Bellingham Green at 4.50pm where Mayor Egan and Rev Singh will share some words and we will join in with singing This little light of mine.
We will then walk towards Randlesdown Road and join together in a minutes silence at 5.22pm to remember Jai.
To end our community event we have been invited to Gateway Youth Centre for refreshments and music.
We would like to thank everyone who has worked to get this event organised, including our local Bellingham Police team, staff from Youth First, Phoenix Housing, Morleys and the staff from both Elfrida and Athelney Primary schools.