Light up a life at the
Hospice Switch On
THIS year's Light up a Life service and
Christmas light switch on take place, on Sunday, 11 December 2016, at St.
Joseph's Hospice, in Thornton, Merseyside.
Hundreds of local people dedicate a light on the Hospice's Christmas tree every
year to celebrate or remember the life of a friend, relative or colleague. Their
names are also entered into the Hospice's special Light up a Life dedication
The remembrance service will begin at 3.45pm and will be led by Monsignor John
Furnival. The St. Nicholas Singers, along with Danielle Thomas, will then lead
families in some seasonal carols before the Christmas tree lights are switched
on, at the Hospice, on Ince Road, Thornton, Merseyside.
Memory hearts will also be available at the service to write a personal tribute
to hang on the tree.
Dedications for Light up a Life can be made right up to the day itself and over
the Christmas period as a meaningful way to remember someone special, to
celebrate life or to give thanks.
Joe Lee, from Bootle, has been a volunteer gardener at the Hospice for 2 years
and has dedicated a light, this year, in memory of his wife Thelma, who sadly
passed away at the Hospice, in October, and their son Stephen who died back in
Joe said:- "We were aware of Light up a Life in previous years but have
never been before. After my wife passed away, we wanted to do something special
to remember Thelma. Lots of our friends and family have donated money for the
Hospice for the wonderful care she received and we have raised an amazing ?1,000
in her memory. I have also arranged a memorial brick for Thelma in the hospice
fountain. Christmas is a particularly difficult time of year though and so we
felt that Light up a Life would be a lovely way to remember Thelma and Stephen
and we?re really looking forward to seeing the tree light up in memory of so
many loved ones."
Mike Parr, Chief Executive of St. Joseph's Hospice, said:- "Light up a
Life is a wonderful way to give thanks, to celebrate a special event or remember
a loved 1 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."
Dedications can be made by downloading a form from:-
Jospice.Org.UK. Forms are also available
from Jospice shops and other locations around Merseyside.