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.

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

Light for a Life is a very special appeal which every year marks the lives of those we love and helps us to remember those we have lost.

Our beautiful Christmas tree is lit up every December featuring simple lights to mark each dedication. 

Every dedication you make will also feature in our Book of Dedications which is printed into a bound hard-backed book and is available to view all year round.

Our switch-on ceremony will be held this year on Tuesday 4th December from 6.30pm, 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 thank you 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 showing your love at Christmas time.

Light for a Life

Light for a Life switch-on ceremony

A short service of about 30 minutes is held featuring Christmas carols, hymns, music from Trinity Girls Brass Band and readings. Our Christmas tree lights will be switched on and will remain on until January.

What does it cost to make a dedication?

We ask for a minimum £5 donation for each dedication to ensure we cover our costs and raise funds towards patient care. You will receive a Light for A Life badge (if you choose to receive one) and your dedication will feature in our Book of Dedications.

For how long does Light for a Life run?

The appeal runs from October 1st 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 the hospice, at some local funeral homes and at some GP surgeries.

We will shortly have a new website which will allow you to make your dedication's online.

How many dedications can I make?

You can make as many dedications as you like but we ask that a separate form is filled out for each dedication you make.

Further information

If you require help or further information please contact the fundraising team on 01942 525566 or email:



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