PHOTOS: Light Up A Life at Pendleside Hospice

More than 1,000 people turned out on a winter’s afternoon for a moving memorial service to light up Pendleside Hospice.

Thousands of lights dedicated to the memory of those who will not be with us this Christmas,are now shining out around the Reedley hospice following Sunday’s Light Up A Life service.

Light Up A Life Service of Remembrance at Pendleside Hospice.'Pictured are the crowds attending the service.

Light Up A Life Service of Remembrance at Pendleside Hospice.'Pictured are the crowds attending the service.

The lights were switched on by the Mayor of Pendle, Coun. Nawaz Ahmed.

To make the afternoon even more special those who braved the cold enjoyed the sounds of teenage soprano Grace O’Malley and a performance from Basics Junior Theatre School. There were seasonal readings and carols and time to reflect and remember loved ones who have died. The Light up a Life appeal is sponsored by funeral directors Alderson and Horan in Burnley.

Fund-raising manager Mrs Christina Cope said: “We were delighted that over 1,050 people came along to this moving Light up a Life service. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff at Pendleside and all who gave their time to make this a very special service.”