More than 5,500 tributes have been added to an online Book of Remembrance for victims of Covid-19.
Latest figures reveal 5,517 names have been included on Remember Me site since its launch two months ago.
Organised by St Paul’s Cathedral in London, family, friends and carers of those who have died can submit, free of charge, the name, photograph and a short message in honour of their loved one.
Anyone who has experienced a death of a loved one as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic can still contribute.
The Dean of St Paul’s, the Very Reverend David Ison, said: “During the height of the coronavirus pandemic in April, we recognised the pain and anguish so many were suffering after losing a loved one to Covid-19.
“We thought an online memorial to remember and mourn those who had died was one way of meeting an urgent, unmet need of bereaved families. They didn’t want their close relatives to be just another statistic.
“We are inviting anyone regardless of faith or background to leave a lasting tribute on Remember Me”.
The intention is for Remember Me site to become a physical memorial at St Paul’s Cathedral, subject to funding.
The Cathedral has approved designs for a new inner porch in the North transept and this would serve as a fitting memorial for all who have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
HRH The Prince of Wales has recorded a video message in support of Remember Me.
Faith leaders across the UK have also lent their support including the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, the Chief Rabbi, the Muslim Council of Britain, the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board and a number of other Muslim leaders, and representatives from the Hindu Council UK and Sikh Council UK.