Families are invited to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one this Christmas with St Luke’s ‘Light up a Life’ appeal.
Members of the community can dedicate a light on the Christmas tree at the Hospice and join St Luke’s for a virtual Light up a Life service of remembrance on Sunday 5th December.
Dr Andrea Graham, Director of Clinical Services at the Hospice said, “Light up a Life is for everyone, regardless of faith or culture. It is for people who do not have a direct connection to St Luke’s, as well as for those who do. It provides us all with a unique opportunity to come together as a community to remember those we love, especially after the difficulties of the past year.
“Every light that shines on the Christmas tree is a heartfelt tribute to those who are missed but definitely not forgotten.”
The service will be available to view virtually, as it was last year, through the Hospice website and social media channels on the evening of Sunday 5th December.
Each person who dedicates a light on the tree will be sent a card containing the name of their loved one. They will also receive a special remembrance pack containing a candle to light at home in memory, as well as a booklet of readings and poems. The name of their loved one will also be entered into St Luke’s Book of Memories, alongside the names and dedications of others.
Light up a Life is St Luke’s most important annual service and helps to raise vital funds to enable the Hospice to continue providing care and support to local people and their families.
Dr Andrea added: “Dedicating a light is not only a way of remembering someone, it is also a special way to support St Luke’s. Your kind donation will enable St Luke’s to continue to be here for other families who need our help in the future, ensuring they have the chance to spend precious moments together whilst receiving the best possible care.”
This year’s appeal has been kindly supported by Birches Remembrance Park and Crematorium near Northwich. Angela Dunn, General Manager at Birches said, “Birches Remembrance Park are delighted to be working with St Luke’s who provide an invaluable support to the local community and continue to do so in these challenging times. The ‘Light up a Life’ event really resonates with the work we do at Birches, helping support those dealing with loss at what can be a difficult time of year.”
For more information about this year’s ‘Light up a Life’ online service and to dedicate a light in memory of someone, please click here