GWRYCH Castle is supporting the light-up Wales campaign to mark the one-year anniversary since the first national lockdown.

The ‘Light Up Wales to Remember’ event will take place exactly one year after the first day of lockdown – March 23.

Gwrych Castle, near Abergele, which hosted I’m A Celeb in 2020, will be lit up yellow.

A castle trust spokesperson said: “It’s a cause close to our hearts as the castle’s chairperson, Dr Mark Baker, suffered the loss of both grandparents in March and November 2020.

“Our thoughts go out to everyone that had been affected by Covid-19, especially those who lost loved ones.

"Gwrych Castle will be lit up in yellow on March 23 and we hope that the nation will join us in the minute silence at midday and 9pm."

Behind the event is Facebook Group covid19 families-wales which has been set up to support families who have sadly lost their loved ones.

The event provides an opportunity for Wales to come together as a whole and remember more than 5,000 Welsh people who have died from the Covid-19 virus.

The date also coincides with Marie Curie’s Day of Reflection.

A post on the group says: " The group have requested iconic buildings be lit yellow and have been successful in agreement from over 40 buildings from the South to the North including seven castles.

"The general public can support the event by tying yellow ribbons around trees or placing yellow hearts, daffodils and candles in their windows. "There will be one minute silence at midday and 9pm.

"Show your support for those lives taken too soon and those left grieving."

Learn more about the group by clicking here.