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Light Up A Life

Thank you to everyone who took part in Light up a Life at Christmas, in memory of loved ones.

So far over £100,000 has been raised in donations for St Oswald's. We could not continue to provide care to those who need it most without the generosity of our amazing supporters like you.

A huge thank you also to our headline sponsors the Co-operative Funeralcare for their support during the campaign and to Co-operative employees for volunteering at our Newcastle Light up Life service.

Bill And Kate Longstaff


Light up a Life donations help us to continue to provide support to North East adults, young people and children.

Your support helps people like Kate and Bill Longstaff. Kate, 66 from Morpeth, remembers her husband Bill each year. Bill attended St Oswald's Day Hospice before he died in 2013.

Kate tells us:



“For seven years Bill came to Day Hospice and he loved it. He had so many friends, including staff, other patients and the volunteer drivers who would take him to and from the Hospice. We liked that the Hospice isn’t a place of doom and gloom and we felt the staff and volunteers supported us every step of the way. I also got to know a lot of people at St Oswald’s, and even had complementary therapy as Bill’s carer. 



“Light up a Life is such a lovely way to remember those that were close to you. It’s nice to remember Bill but also other family members who have sadly died. I always display the remembrance card at home over the Christmas period, and bring the memory star to the Light up a Life service where it is displayed under the remembrance tree.



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updated 12th January 2017