St Joseph's Hospice is
launching its annual Light up a Life appeal
ST Joseph's Hospice are launching its
annual Light up a Life appeal this week and they are inviting local families to
join them to remember their loved ones. The Light up a Life remembrance
and carol service will take place from 4pm, on Sunday, 10 December 2017, and
will be followed by a Christmas Light Switch On. 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. Dedications can be made from this week
and will be entered into the hospice's 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.
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."
In 2016, 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."
Joyce Johnson, from Thornton, said:- "Being together with others makes it
a bit easier as we're all here together for the same thing, to remember those we
Fiona Hollis, from Crosby, said:- "Light
up a Life is a lovely service. It's so comforting to be surrounded by others who
have been though the same grieving process. We may not know each other, but
we're all one big family, all in it together."
Dedications can be made now by downloading a form from the charity's
Forms are also available from St. Joseph's Hospice Shops and other locations
To find out more about Light up a Life or how you can support St. Joseph's
Hospice, please call:- 0151 932 6044 or
If you would like to make a donation to St. Joseph's Hospice, please text:-
'JOSP05' plus the amount you'd like to donate to:- 70070 eg.
'JOSP05 ₤10' to donate ₤10.