In the run up to Christmas Cornwall Hospice Care will be hosting a series of remembrance events in different locations across Cornwall. Light Up A Life is an opportunity for families to remember their loved ones in an up lifting and peaceful way.
Each year Cornwall Hospice Care hosts services in different locations across Cornwall so families and friends can remember their loved ones. The first service for 2018 is in Truro Cathedral on the 30th of November from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and will be followed by other events in Wadebridge, St Austell, Launceston, Penzance, Hayle and Newquay.
Families can attend on the day but can also go online to create a dedication for their loved ones that will go in a Book of Remembrance. There is a different book for each service, so families can choose which they would like to feature in.
Dawn Tame-Battell is the charity’s Director of Patent Services; ”After attending several of the services last year I could see how special it was for families to read their loved ones names in the book and to take part in an event specifically created to remember those we miss, especially at this time of year. Christmas can be such a busy time and so these services are created to give time and space for reflection. There’s something very heart-warming about being part of Light Up A Life.“
The services include prayers, carols and readings and there will be refreshments at the end. Families and friends will also have a chance to see their loved one’s page in the Book of Remembrance. All the donations from the services help Cornwall Hospice Care to continue providing specialist care over the festive period. It costs £20 an hour for a staff nurse, £82 to have one of the chefs in for a day and £5 for a Christmas dinner for a patient, their carer or a family member or friend.
Clare Bray is Cornwall Hospice Care’s Tribute Fundraiser; “Light Up A Life is a much loved hospice campaign, which gives people the opportunity to remember loved ones at this special time of year. The services aren’t just aimed at people that have lost loved ones at the Hospices, everyone is more than welcome to come along.”