Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Community came together for Light Up A Life dedication evening

The community came together to remember their loved ones ahead of the festivities at our annual Light Up A Life dedication evening.

Hundreds of people gathered here for the ceremony – one of ourlongest-standing and most poignant events, offering people a way of remembering those who will be missing from their Christmas celebrations.

St Catherine’s Park is now aglow with lights which will shine out over Christmas and into the New Year, and the Light Up A Life book containing the names of all those being remembered is available to view in the hospice chapel.

Dedications can still be made and are welcome in memory of anyone, not only those who have been cared for by St Catherine’s. Funds raised through dedications help us to help local people affected by life-shortening conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure to have quality of life until the end of life.

Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Community and Income at St Catherine’s, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people gathered in the hospice grounds again for this year’s Light Up A Life ceremony.

“For some, it is the first time they have joined us, while others have been coming for many years. What brings everyone together is the knowledge they are there, taking time ahead of the Christmas rush, to remember someone special and the difference they made.

“It is always a very moving occasion which we hope brings a little comfort at what can be a difficult time of year. We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone for their ongoing support, and for being part of St Catherine’s this Christmas.”

To make a dedication click here.

To see further photos from the night see our gallery below.