We know that Light up a Life is a very special occasion for all those who attend. It’s a chance to take some time out to remember those we have lost – in a gathering of others who are all going through the same personal journeys. Light up a Life is often sad and joyful at the same time; but always immensely fulfilling for guests, hospice staff and volunteers alike.
In 2017 we hosted five Light up a Life services. Each lasting around an hour and featuring special readings from hospice staff and volunteers, with traditional carols and music. Memory Stars (see below), carrying personal messages of remembrance and love, are displayed in a position of honour at each event.
We have created an online Memory stars book, which displays all dedicated names and we will regularly be adding to it from now and throughout the Christmas period.