Light Up a Life

The Event

The festive period is a time of year when we remember those who are no longer with us and the difference they made to our lives. Our Light Up a Life service is for those who would like to join together with their local community to celebrate the special people who have helped to light up their life, no matter their faith, culture or connection to the Hospice.

Our annual Light Up a Life service is unique as it allows you to remember your lost loved ones in a positive way. Your participation is not only a symbol of your remembrance, but a way to show your support to those in need in your community during the festive period.

Every December, Light Up a Life brings together families and friends to remember loved ones during an evening service in the grounds of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. During the service, our dedication tree is illuminated with each light representing a life. For this year, due to continuing Covid measures at the Hospice, we are unable to hold our regular in-person event. However, we are looking forward to next year, when our new landscaped gardens will be complete and we can come together once again for this special event with the community. Our virtual service proved so popular last year that we wanted to give everyone from Oldham, and our wider community, the opportunity to once again take part.

Our 2022 event will be taking place on Sunday 4th December 2022. 

Dedications for this years event will be available Autumn 2022. 


Light Up a Life 2021

Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions at the hospice, our 2021 Light Up a Life service was once again a virtual event streaming on Facebook, YouTube and over the airwaves at Oldham Community Radio 99.7FM, This years Light Up a Life service has raised over £25,000 or hospice care which will go towards providing free of charge, palliative care to the community of Oldham. To watch our 2021 service please click the link below. 


Book of Remembrance 

Click here to view our 2021 Light Up a Life Book of Remembrance.


Sponsor Light Up a Life

Our fundraising events are vitally important in helping us raise the £3.6m we need to care for patients and their families each year – and many of them simply could not run without sponsorship from Oldham's corporate community.

Sponsoring one of our events is an effective way of raising your profile, whilst showing potential customers that you care about local causes.

To find out more about our events sponsorship packages email fundraising@drkh.org.uk or call 0161 624 9984.