Light for a Life

Light for a Life

Our annual ‘Light for a Life’ appeal provides an opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one.

A light is lit on our Christmas tree for every dedication made each year and every name is featured in our Book of Dedications.

The Book of Dedications is printed into a bound hard-backed book and is available to view all year round.

Names dedicated at our Light for a Life ceremony will be available to see in the Book of Dedications at the Hospice.

Our switch-on ceremony will be held this year on Tuesday 5th December, but you can still make a dedication until the twelfth day after Christmas.

Celebrate a life

Anyone can dedicate a light on our tree to remember the life of someone special or mark a joyful event, such as a wedding or birth. You may wish to make a dedication in hope or to say thanks for someone you love. Your dedication can be made to anyone, whether or not either of you have a connection to the Hospice. It's a simple moving way of remembering those you love or have loved at Christmas time.

Light for a Life

Light for a Life switch-on ceremony

A ceremony is held in December every year which everyone is welcome to attend. A short service of about 30 minutes is held and our Christmas tree lights are switched-on.

What does it cost to make a dedication?

We ask for a minimum £5 donation please to ensure we cover our costs and raise funds towards patient care.

For how long does Light for a Life run?

The appeal runs from early October until the twelfth night after Christmas.

How can I make a dedication?

You can download a form by clicking the link at the top of this page under the 'Downloads' section on the right hand side. Once you have filled it in please return it to the fundraising team. Alternatively, forms are available in our shops, at some local funeral homes and at some GP surgeries.


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