Light of my life

10 November 2011

Eighteen year old Jessica Smith has made a very special dedication to her boyfriend in the Wigan & Leigh Hospice ‘Light for a Life’ scheme this year.

She says "Chris has been in the RAF for 2 years and was recently involved in the Libyan conflict.He has thankfully come home safely and is expecting to go to Afghanistan in the service of his Country. My light will be shining for him.

"I now know something of the worrying times for families of service personnel. I have just learned about the 'Light for a Life' scheme run by the Hospice: and the sentiment involved in it. I think that having a light on the tree is a lovely way to show Chris my love and that I will be thinking of him. My dedication will also go into a dedication book at the Hospice as a permanent record."

Light of my life

Chris added, "I know how much my family and friends are thinking of me and I'm delighted that Jessica has chosen this way to show her feelings. It makes me feel 'special' and will help whilst I am away on active service."

The Light for a Life appeal is not only a beautiful way to express your love for people special to you, but a tangible way to express it. There are lots of people with loved ones abroad, or away from home.

Why not show that you care for our heroes?

Hospice Fundraising Officer Julie Dennis said, "We know that people dedicate lights for lots of different reasons. This is the first time we are aware of a dedication to a serving member of our armed forces. Whether you have loved ones abroad or not, why don't you dedicate a light to 'all our service personnel' who protect us; get injured for us - or even give their lives in service of their country?"

'Light for a Life' forms are available from Hospice shops, local branches of NatWest, the Hospice itself; many other locations around the Borough or dedicate now online…

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