AN important ceremony which had to be cancelled last year due to Covid will be held in Darlington later this month.

The 2022 Holocaust Memorial Ceremony will take place in the Queen Elizabeth (QE) Sixth Form College hall on Thursday, January 27.

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The event, which starts at 7pm with free refreshments following, will be led by the Rev Rick Simpson, Archdeacon of Auckland, and supported by students from local schools.

Councillor Gerald Lee, of Darlington Council, said: “I am delighted and proud that students from the QE college, Carmel, Hurworth and Teesside High School have volunteered to take a leading part in this year’s Holocaust Ceremony.

“This year’s theme is ‘One Day’ and our students will reflect on their own feelings and fears had they to endure the indignities and uncertainties of being ordered into cattle trucks by armed soldiers not knowing what was to happen to them and their families and after reminding ourselves of the genocides and atrocities since the last World War some of the students will provide us with a message of hope when looking to the future.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to this important ceremony and we will remind everyone to wear a mask inside the college.”

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