Hospice launches Light up a Life appeal
ST Joseph's Hospice's annual Light up a Life appeal was launched last week to invite local families to remember their loved ones.
The remembrance ceremony and carol service will take place from 4pm on Sunday, December 10 and will be followed by a Christmas light switch-on.
But first, dedications can now be submitted to the Thornton-based hospice, which will be entered into the special Light up a Life dedication book. Memory hearts will also be available at the service to write a personal tribute to hang on the tree.
Every year, hundreds of local people dedicate a light on the hospice’s Christmas tree to celebrate or remember the life of a friend, relative or colleague, whether they are no longer with us or just a long way away.
Mike Parr, Chief Executive of St Joseph’s Hospice, said: “Light up a Life is a wonderful way to think about special people at Christmas time.
“It is a very festive occasion, not only for those who have a connection to the hospice but for is anyone who would like to make a dedication to someone they love or have loved.”
Last year, Sheila Stone, from Crosby, dedicated lights to her Aunty Joan and Uncle Dave who both died at the hospice in February 2016. She said: “I’ve been coming to Light up a Life since my mum died many years ago. Part of my heart is here because of all the wonderful work they do. I knew Father O’Leary and he was such a wonderful man. St Joseph’s Hospice is just such a significant part of our local community.”
Dedications can be made now by downloading a form from www.jospice.org.uk
Forms are also available from St Joseph’s Hospice charity shops.
To find out more about Light up a Life or how you can support St Joseph’s Hospice, call 0151 932 6044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a donation to St Joseph’s Hospice, text JOSP05 plus the amount you’d like to donate to 70070 e.g. JOSP05 £10 to donate £10.