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NEWSLETTER AUTUMN 2021
Dear member

It has now been a full year since my messages in our Scheme newsletter started focusing on issues around Covid-19. In this pandemic, we have been inundated with messages to ‘be careful’, ‘protect the elderly’, ‘wear your face mask’ and ‘keep your distance’ messages. This has resulted in many of us suffering from messaging fatigue and being desensitised to information.

With the second wave of the pandemic, it became clear that we can never be too careful. Covid-19 was no longer something I experienced at an arm’s length via the news or even our Scheme reports. I, too, lost someone close to me: my mom. My heartfelt condolences to all our members who have lost a loved one in the last year. I hope that this short poem by Helen Steiner Rice, There Is No Night Without A Dawning, brings you some comfort during this difficult time.

There is no night without a dawning
No winter without a spring
And beyond the dark horizon
Our hearts will once more sing…
For those who leave us for a while
Have only gone away
Out of a restless, care worn world
Into a brighter day.


These are indeed unusual times, and we need to remain vigilant – not only to avoid contracting Covid-19 and passing it on to vulnerable people around us, but also to remain mentally resilient.

Stay healthy, and stay safe!

Julia

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