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Light Up A Life

Remember someone special this Christmas and support St Oswald’s Hospice 

Click below to take part in Light up a Life and dedicate a light to your loved one. You can choose to remember your loved one for this year's service, or arrange your dedication to occur automatically every year:

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Every year thousands of people, with or without a direct connection to the Hospice, remember a loved one who has died, by dedicating a light on our Light up a Life Remembrance Tree and making a donation to St Oswald's. These lights will be unveiled at our Light up a Life services in December.

In return for your kind donation to Light up a Life, you will receive a personalised card containing the name(s) of those you are remembering and a memory star (one per card ordered) where you can write your own personal message to bring to our Light up a Life service, or place on your tree at home.

You can choose to receive one card with up to five names on (this option helps us to reduce our administration and postage costs and ensures that your donation can be directed where it is needed most; supporting local people who need hospice care) or you can choose an individual card for each name. There is no limit to the number of individual cards you can have but we ask you to consider making an additional donation of £1 per card as a minimum to help us cover costs. 




Ben Hepple 


Pam Hepple from Northumberland will be dedicating a light in memory of her son Ben, who sadly died, aged thirteen, in October 2000. She also dedicates lights to her Mother-in-Law and her Dad too. 

Pam said: 

I have dedicated lights for my loved ones for a number of years now, and I always find it a lovely way to remember them. The Remembrance Service is always moving and it allows me to take time out from a busy time of year, to pause and reflect for a moment, and pay my own private tributes to my family.  It’s a very simple and poignant remembrance service which brings comfort to many people.


Take part in Light up a Life

By making a donation to Light up a Life in your loved ones name, you could make a real difference to local families this Christmas and beyond.  You do not need to have any previous connection to St Oswald's to remember someone in this way.

How much is Light up a Life? There is no set cost to take part in Light up a Life, but we ask that you make a donation in memory of your loved one in support of St Oswald's Hospice.

Once you have made a donation in your loved ones name, we will send out a card for you to display over the festive period, and a memory star for you to hang on your tree or display as you wish. You are also invited to join us at one of our remembrance services in December, where we will switch on the lights, which sparkle in memory of our loves ones on our tree.

As well as an option to make a one off donation to the Light up a Life campaign this year, you could also set up a Direct Debit, meaning you can choose to remember a loved one in this way each year, without needing to complete forms every time. This also makes it easier for us to process your dedication, reducing administration costs and ensuring that more of your donation can be directed to supporting local people who need hospice care.

To take part in Light up a Life, you can email fundraising@stoswaldsuk.org, call 0191 246 9123 or click below to sign up online:

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This year our services are:


Berwick Baptist Church, Golden Square, Berwick Monday 11 December 2017 Doors open at 6.00pm, service starts at 7.00pm


Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne Tuesday 12 December 2017 Doors open at 5.00pm, service starts at 6.30pm


Light up a Life Memory Wall

This year, we have created a Light up a Life online Memory Wall, and we would love to include a photo of the special person or people you are remembering.

Once you have made your donation, please email a photograph to us at enquiries@stoswaldsuk.org stating your loved ones name. Their dedication will then appear on our online Memory Wall. 

In loving memory of all of the special people who we love, treasure and will never forget.


Light up a Life online Memory Wall

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Thank you for considering taking part in Light up a Life. All funds raised through your donations will support our vital work with local adults, young people and children in our community.  

Please note that any Direct Debit applications made after 24th November 2017 will be for the 2018 Light up a Life campaign.


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