GUISELEY Theatre will be lit up yellow and ribbons will be tied to a tree in memory of loved ones who have died.

The tributes are being organised as part of National Grief Awareness Week, which takes place from December 2 to December 8.

Heather Cooper, from Good Grief Guiseley, said the theatre would be lit up at 6pm on December 8 along with numerous buildings, bridges and lighthouses taking part around the uk.

She added:”There will be some GGG representatives outside the theatre at 6pm on the 8th. The view from the car in the car park opposite is probably the best and safest place to have a look at the lit theatre or on a walk past if the weather is good. A chance to look at the ribbon tree as well.

“We are also offering an opportunity for anyone whose loved one has died and who you would like to remember in this way, to tie a ribbon on a special tree in the railway garden, opposite Guiseley Theatre, from the beginning of December. You may want to choose a colour of a loved one’s favourite jumper or a colour that reminds you of a wonderful holiday or flower. Just a ribbon that feels right. It would be lovely to see a tree full of different colours symbolising so many individual, different memories, thought and loved ones. But together.

“Thank you to Guiseley in Bloom for supporting this idea. The area may be a little muddy if it has been raining but is easily accessible from the car park. We will leave the ribbons and any added over Christmas, on the tree until the end of Jan 2021 when they will be carefully removed to allow the tree to bloom. The ribbons will be exposed to the elements so please try not to tie precious ribbons that you may want back, and tie them well, we are not anticipating trying to return any of the ribbons.

“If you have any extra ribbons, keep them safe, we may be asking if you would like them to be joined together into a piece of commemorative art in the near future. “

Full Circle Funerals is offering an ongoing monthly bereavement peer support group over zoom, which is open to anyone. It is also offering the chance to book and make a memory bauble for Christmas during NGAW20. Visit http:///full circle for details.

Good Grief Guiseley was set up last December to help raise awareness of grief and give people the chance to talk about their loss. It has only managed a few monthly peer support cafes at Guiseley Theatre due to Covid restrictions. It has also held walks on Otley Chevin, and hopes to restart cafes and walks when able to in the New Year.