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A ceremony later this month to mark Holocaust Memorial Day is being shared by staff from the NHS and students from Gloucester’s High School for Girls.

Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has organised the event on Friday, January 27, which marks the date when the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Russian troops during the final months of the Second World War.

For the past year the Trust has been the custodian of the ‘Legacy of Hope’ baton – a ceramic work designed by students from the National Star College as a reminder of the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Ingrid Barker, chair at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, said: “A defining principle of the NHS is that everyone counts. As an organisation we celebrate and embrace all the cultures in our community and we provide care irrespective of background or ethnicity, status or religion.

“So the Trust is proud to have held the Legacy of Hope baton over the last 12 months and equally happy to be passing it on so that the lessons of the Holocaust continue to be heard.”

The baton was passed to the Trust by St Peter’s High School in Tuffley on the same date last year and it will be passed on to representatives from the High School for Girl’s at the culmination of this year’s event.

Ashley Hathaway, head of humanities at the school, said: “A group of students will be researching the impact of the Holocaust in preparation for the Memorial event and delivering readings to those present.

“These students will then become ambassadors within the School, using the baton to help to deliver assemblies and talks to fellow students in order to keep the events of the Holocaust uppermost in people’s minds.

“We believe that this is an essential part of students’ education as memories fade and there are fewer Holocaust survivors to pass on their experiences”.

The event will be held from 11am to 12 noon at the Friendship Cafe, on Painswick Road, Gloucester with Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter, Mayor of Gloucester Cllr Neil Hampson and Sheriff and Deputy Mayor of Gloucester Cllr Said Hansdot all expected to attend.