Poignant Light Up A Life dedication evenings held in St Catherine’s Park
St Catherine’s welcomed members of the community into the hospice grounds earlier this week for the charity’s poignant Light Up A Life dedication evenings.
Families and friends came together to remember their loved ones and support the hospice during the emotional lights switch-on and dedication ceremonies on Monday and Tuesday, featuring music from Continental Brass and the North West Ambulance Service Choir.
Visitors were also able to view the special Light Up A Life remembrance book – which is available online and in the hospice’s chapel all year round – lights candles, and enjoy festive refreshments from The Mill café and The Mill Outside catering service.
The lights will shine brightly in the hospice grounds in Lostock Hall throughout the festive season and into the new year, symbolising the lives of those being remembered.
St Catherine’s chief executive Stephen Greenhalgh said: “Light Up A Life offers a special opportunity for our communities to remember and reflect together at this poignant time of year. The dedication evenings are incredibly moving and meaningful occasions which touch many people, and it is very special to see so many coming together with St Catherine’s to honour their loved ones. The sense of togetherness is truly inspiring when we stand around the old lawn of Lostock Hall for a period of silence sandwiched between the uplifting songs of Silent Night and White Christmas
“Funds raised from the tributes will help more people affected by life-shortening conditions to enjoy a better quality of life until the end of life as we make patients and families as comfortable as we can.”
Light Up A Life dedications are for all, not only those with a connection to St Catherine’s, and can be made up until the end of December. Please click here if you would like to make a dedication.
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