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 appeal 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. This year’s event, to make it safe for our supporters, volunteers and staff at the Hospice will be a virtual service and we hope that you can join us!
Our virtual service will be taking place on Sunday 6th December at 7 pm on our Facebook page, our You Tube channel and over the airwaves on Oldham Communtity Radio 99.7FM as our community comes together to celebrate the lives of those we love.
In return for your donation you can dedicate a light on our Light Up a Life dedication tree in memory of a loved one(s), and their name will also be included on-screen during the service and in our Book of Remembrance. Those who make a donation to the Hospice and wish to follow the service you can also request, one of our Light Up a Life at Home packs, which will include everything you need to follow the service at home, including instructions on how to watch from the comfort of your own home.
Our specially created Light Up a Life At Home pack which includes a tea-light that will shine in your own home during the virtual ceremony or on a day special to them, and star for your message of love, to hang on your tree at home or somewhere else that is special to you. The packs will also include instructions on how to join the service, an order of service so that you can follow the event from the comfort of your own home and, a greeting card with your dedication inside.
Dedications must be made before Monday 9th November in order to be included in our Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance will be available for collection from the Hospice shops, the week before the event.