Christmas is a special time of year when thoughts turn to spending time with friends and family. It is a time for joy and laughter. But for some, it can also be a time of great sadness when remembering loved ones who are no longer with us. Light Up A Life brings people together to remember the joy and laughter shared with those now lost.
For many, Light Up A Life signals the start of the festive season. As it approaches this year, we are reminded that no matter how busy our lives are, sometimes we need to take some time to reflect on what’s important to us and to remember those we have loved and cared for. This year, Light Up A Life is more important than ever. It has always been a wonderful way to remember our own loved ones, but right now it is especially poignant as we also think about those in our communities who have unexpectedly lost those they love.
Sadly, it is not possible to come together right now, so this year, Light Up a Life will help us remember in a new and very special way, in a stunning virtual celebration at Truro Cathedral. We’re saddened we cannot invite you to attend in person, but you can still be a part of this beautiful and unique celebration.
The moving candlelit service is led by Reverend Canon Alan Bashforth, and includes readings from our hospice nurses and music by local Choirs. Your dedications to loved ones lost feature during the service and gradually, we light a candle for each and every loved one we are remembering, until the Cathedral is full of light with the love of friends and families brought together in spirit.
This year Light Up Life is fundraising to support Terry’s Bed Appeal, a special ask of our community to help keep our beds open for patients and families who need our hospice care now, this Christmas and into the New Year.