Remember a loved one this Christmas…..

Here at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd we understand that Christmas can be a difficult time if you are missing a loved one or someone special.

That is why each year we invite you to join with hundreds of other people to dedicate a light on our special Hospice Christmas Tree, to honour someone you have treasured memories of.

The person you choose to remember does not have to have been cared for at the Hospice for you to honour them.

You can honour someone special by choosing to dedicate a light (suggested donation of £5 per dedication) on our special Hospice Christmas tree or by dedicating your own personal illuminated 6ft tree (for £250) which will on display in the Hospice grounds.

Click here to dedicate a light on our virtual tree

Services

Unfortunately, due to the impact of Coronavirus, this year we are unable to hold our Light up a Life services at the hospice or local churches. We have therefore decided to pre-record a special Light up a Life service which will be available to view for the first time on Sunday 13th December at 5:30pm. A link to this service will be available nearer the time after Sunday 13th you will be able to view this service on demand and watch with your family and loved ones.

In order to make this as much as like our Light up a Life service as possible, we have created a special ‘Light up a Life in a box’ and information about this is below.

As part of your Light up a Life dedication you will receive:

  • A Light Up A Life card sent to you with the name/s of your loved one/s (this will be posted after 16th November).
  • The name/s of your loved one/s will be entered into our Book of Memories which will be available to view online from Friday 11th December.
  • An option to purchase Light up a Life in a box for £5.00 which will include a candle, Light up a Life tree decoration, service sheet, poem, tea bag and biscuits.

Please note: in order for your loved ones names to be entered into the Book of Memories, we will need to receive your dedication/s by Friday 4th December.

Purchase a ‘Light up a Life box’

As you can’t be with us this year we are offering you the chance to purchase a small box to have at home as you watch our service. This will include:

  • A candle
  • A Light up a Life tree decoration
  • A service sheet
  • A poem
  • A tea bag and biscuits.

Should you require any further information or you would like to donate a different amount, please call the fundraising office on 01244 851 811.

Our Light up a Life Virtual Service will take place on Sunday 13th December at 5:30pm.