Residents will be given the chance to remember the lives of lost loved ones thanks to the very first Light up a Life ceremony at Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
The charity-run hospice has announced the launch of its own Light up a Life campaign, which will run separate from the event traditionally held with Macmillan Cancer Support, and will take place on December 10.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “After listening to feedback from our patients, families, chaplains and supporters we can confirm that we will be holding our own Light up a Life service at the Hospice.
“Light up a Life is a nationwide campaign run by the hospice movement to help families and friends to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. Our aim is bring this tradition into the heart of our Hospice by holding a dedicated service around our very own tree of lights, which we hope will become one of the most important memorial events in our calendar.
“We thank Macmillan for their support over the past 19 years, but in order to influence our vision of Light up a Life now and in the future we feel the time is right for us to hold our own Lindsey Lodge Hospice event.”
Lindsey Lodge will be holding its Light up a Life service at the hospice at 7pm.
A Christmas tree will be lit to remember relatives, friends and family the hospice has cared for over the last 26 years, where people will be invited to sponsor a light to represent their loved one, and join together for a service of carols and readings and an appearance from the Salvation Army Brass Band and Choir.
A similar service will be hosted at Burton Methodist Chapel on the same evening, and there will also be a service with carols at Old Brumby United Church in Ashby at 2pm on Tuesday December 11, for people who would prefer to attend an afternoon event.