Holocaust Memorial Day in Preston: Don’t Stand By campaign launches ahead of memorial service

Posted on - 20th January, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
Councillors Peter Rankin and Neil Cartwright with the #DontsSandBy campaign

Councillors Peter Rankin and Neil Cartwright with the #DontsSandBy campaign

Prestonians are being asked to join a campaign ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.


Don’t Stand By according to Preston City Council aims to make ‘everyone to think about their responsibility and duty to not tolerate behaviour we believe to be wrong in order to create a safer, better future.’

For Holocaust Memorial Day a service of remembrance takes place at Preston Minster on Wednesday 27 January.

The Mayor of Preston councillor Margaret McManus is to lead the service from 11am.

Councillor Margaret McManus, Mayor of Preston, said: “National Holocaust Memorial Day is an important time to reflect on the true horrors of the Holocaust, and remember the people that suffered so horrendously from the persecution.

“The ‘Don’t Stand By’ theme highlights the choice we have in not tolerating unacceptable behaviour. It provides a day to think about the lessons we have learned from such despicable acts, and gives us the opportunity to work towards a more inclusive society.”

Related: The Power of Good film to be shown as part of Holocaust Memorial Day

A community event is also due to take place on Saturday 23 January on the Flag Market as part of marking the Holocaust.

The event on the Flag Market runs from 11am to 2pm.

Prestonians are invited to pose for a picture with the #DontStandBy hashtag.

Will you be joining the #DontStandBy campaign? Or attending the events? Let us know in the comments below

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