2020 has been a challenging one and this Christmas might be your first without a loved one
Light up a Life invites you to mark the end of a difficult year in a positive way, by celebrating the lives people we love and miss. Everyone is welcome to take part, whether or not you have a connection to St Oswald’s Hospice.
Dedicating a light in memory
In return for your donation to St Oswald’s Hospice, you’ll receive a personalised card bearing the name of the person you are remembering and a star decoration to hang on your tree at home. A light will also sparkle for them on our 'Tree of lights' outside the hospice, which will be switched on during the Virtual Light up a Life Service, which you are invited to join. Thousands of local people remember someone this way, whether or not they have a direct connection to the hospice.
By taking part, you’ll be helping to support other families at a difficult time. Thank you.Make your dedication
Virtual Light up a Life Celebration event
Although we are sadly unable to invite you to join us in person for our Light up a Life celebration event this year, we will still offer an opportunity for you to join in a virtual, online service from the comfort of your own homes. We’ll be broadcasting a service from the hospice and encouraging you to light a candle in your window at home, in memory of your loved ones.Find out more
Make your dedication
Christmas begins in our house once our star and Christmas cards arrive. We remember several much loved family members by taking part in Light up a Life and keep every card and every star each year, making sure they are carefully hung together on the same branch of our tree. It’s bittersweet as the more stars there are reminds us of how long we’ve been without them, but also makes us feel close to them, which is a real comfort to my family.