Light up a Life 2021

At the end of each year, Light up a Life provides a chance for you to remember and celebrate the lives of your loved ones, by dedicating a light on one of our beautiful Hospice Christmas Trees. Thousands of lights will shine brightly, each one in honour of a loved one, throughout the festive season.

You can make a donation of your choice to dedicate your light, each dedication will mean our patients and their loved ones will have the care they need to make the most of each precious day. You will receive a personalised card with your loved ones name and a home pack including a limited edition decoration.


Click here to dedicate your light

This year, due to ongoing uncertainties around Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our ‘in person’ Light up a Life service here at the Hospice, for the safety of our visitors, patients and staff. We’re so sorry for any disappointment this may cause. Like last year, we will film and broadcast the service online instead, so you can watch it from the comfort of your own home.

We really hope you will join us online on Sunday 12th December, where you will see the lights switched on, hear carols, uplifting readings and reflections and find comfort in celebrating the lives of our loved ones.

When you make a donation and dedicate a light, you’ll receive a special home pack, with a personalised tribute card for your loved one, a programme containing the order of service and a special commemorative tree decoration. Details about how to login and watch the service will be sent to you in your home pack, which will be sent out from November onwards, in plenty of time before the service.

Light up a Life Online 2020

With your help we will be there for many more patients and families facing the toughest of times…

Light up a Life Memory Wall

Thank you to everyone who shared a dedication message to your loved on our Light up a Life Memory Wall, to remember and celebrate their life. The Memory Wall provides a place for the whole community to share a message and special photograph, so we can see that we are not alone in missing someone special.

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