Light up a Life

Celebrating the lives of people we live and miss

Shine a light in memory of your loved ones this winter

Light up a Life invites you to celebrate the people you love and miss by taking some time out at the busiest time of year to reflect and remember. Everyone is welcome to join in and remember someone in this special way, whether or not you have a connection to St Oswald’s Hospice. We hope that taking part in Light up a Life will give bring you some peace and comfort this winter.

Dedicating a light in memory

To say thank you for your kind donation to St Oswald’s Hospice, you’ll receive a personalised card bearing the name(s) of those who you are remembering, and a star decoration to hang on your own tree at home. A light will also sparkle on our ‘Tree of lights’ outside the hospice, which will be switched on during our Light up a Life Celebration event

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Light up a Life at Event Northumbria

Monday 12th December 2022 | Doors 6pm, event start 7pm

*** SOLD OUT –  If you missed out on tickets, the event will be streamed live on our web site from 7pm on Monday 12th December as the service happens. We hope you can join us**

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Light up a Life at Home

Monday 12th December 2022 | from 7pm

If you are unable to join us in person at our Light up a Life service, why not watch the service live on on our Youtube channel.

You can still be part of the event by lighting a candle at home in a shared act of remembrance and taking some time out of a busy month to remember those you love and miss.

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“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure”

Online Memory wall

Online Memory wall

Our Light up a Life online Memory Wall features photos of the many loved ones you have remembered over the past few years, by taking part in Light up a Life.

We would love to add a photo of your loved one(s) to our Memory Wall, which will also be displayed at our Celebration Event in December. Please email a photograph and your loved one’s name(s)

Online Memory Wall
NEW for 2022 – Light up Life…A place to remember

NEW for 2022 – Light up Life…A place to remember

Traditionally, Light up a Life has been a way to celebrate the life of loved ones at Christmas time. But we know that these special people are in our thoughts all year round.

This is why we have introduced ‘Light up a Life… A place to remember’, where you can create a lasting online tribute in memory of your loved one to share happy memories, trea

Create a tribute
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Remembering Joanne

Last year, Joanne’s family, including brother Michael and sister Kelly, took part in Light up a Life to celebrate the life of their beloved sister.

Watch their story

Dedicating a light in memory of a loved one

Light up a Life is open to everyone, not just those cared for by St Oswald’s. To dedicate a light in memory, please complete the form below. You can choose to receive a personalised card containing the name(s) of those you are remembering, and a memory star.