This Christmas people can remember loved ones who have died by dedicating a light to their memory and helping Pendleside Hospice.
The hospice has just launched its annual Light Up A Life campaign to light up the hospice and remember loved ones.
And the lights will be switched on around the Reedley hospice at a remembrance service at 3-30pm on Sunday, December 21st, with carols and readings and performances from soprano Grace O’Malley and the Basics Junior Theatre Group.
The Mayor of Burnley, Coun. Andy Tatchell, will perform the switch-on and the lights will then shine out all through Christmas and the New Year, each light representing the love we have in our hearts for those who won’t be with us this Christmas.
Light up a Life is a special event for the hospice. As well as giving people the opportunity to remember loved ones it raises over £100,000 to help the hospice care for people with cancer and other illnesses. Each year running costs increase as more people are helped and support is given to their family and carers.
Annual running costs exceed £3.8m. and more than £2.8m. has to be raised from fund-raising.
Anyone who would like to dedicate a light cango online at www.pendleside.org.uk or call 01282 440120. Leaflets with details are in all eight hospice shops and at hospice reception. A suggested minimum donation of £5 is requested for each person remembered and their names are entered into a leather-bound Book of Remembrance. Donors receive a card and lapel badge or Christmas tree decoration.
Light up a Life is sponsored by family run funeral directors Alderson and Horan Funeral Service, who have supported it for many years and also provide a beautiful Christmas tree for outside the hospice reception which will also be adorned by lights.