St Oswald’s supporter, Paul Donaghy is supporting our Light up a Life campaign again this Christmas, in memory of his Mum, Pat.
Paul, 47, from Durham said:
“My family have attended the Light a Life ceremony every year since it started at the Central Station in Newcastle. It has become a family tradition and a lovely way to start the Christmas celebrations. It is a very peaceful and thoughtful service mixed with traditional carols, moments of reflection and wonder as the lights on the tree are lit.
“It is a lovely way to remember family especially around Christmas time and it is really nice to think you are celebrating with like-minded people.
“My mum Pat was a patient at the Hospice over 25 years ago and received wonderful treatment there. She was a passionate supporter of the Hospice and so the family have always maintained links with St Oswald’s. I know that Mum would be very proud of us all as we continue to support this wonderful local charity.”
Every year thousands of people remember a loved one by dedicating a light on our Remembrance Tree and making a donation to Light up a Life. These lights will be unveiled at our Light up a Life service, taking place on Wednesday 16th December 2015 at Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne. Doors open at 5:00pm, service starts at 6:30pm.