With the festive season approaching Tynedale Hospice at Home is inviting people to celebrate the memory of a loved one and support its vital work through its Light up a Life campaign.
Light up a Life invites people to remember a loved one who has died by making a donation in their memory. In return for a donation – no matter how large or small – you will receive a card with your loved one’s name (s) inside and a memory star to write your own message on. This can be brought to one of the Hospice’s three dedicated Light up a Life services or can be used to hang on your own Christmas tree at home. Each donation represents a light on our remembrance tree and the remembrance tree of lights is turned on at each service.
Laura Elliott, Fundraising Manager for Tynedale Hospice at Home, said: “Christmas can be a particularly difficult and poignant time for people who have lost someone they love and Light up a Life is all about providing the opportunity for people to remember them.
“As part of the campaign, Tynedale Hospice at Home is hosting three Light up a Life church services where there is an opportunity for quiet reflection to remember those who have died. These services are family-friendly and are open to everyone of all faiths, whether you have experienced the services of Tynedale Hospice at Home or not and you don’t have to have made a donation to attend. “
The Light up a Life services are taking place at:
Prudhoe Methodist Church – Saturday, 25 November at 4pm
St Mary’s Church, Ponteland – Sunday, 26 November at 4pm
Hexham Abbey – Saturday, 2 December at 3pm
All funds raised will support the work of Tynedale Hospice at Home which provides palliative nursing care to people in their own homes, Family Support Services and a Hospital Transport
Service to people living in Tynedale, West Northumberland, Ponteland and the surrounding areas.
To dedicate a light in memory of someone special, or to find out more, please call 01434 606 444 or visit www.tynedalehospice.com/event-light-up-a-life