2020 has been a challenging one and this Christmas might be your first without a loved one
You may not have been able to able to say goodbye in the way that you would have wanted to, or been able to get together with friends and family at a difficult time. Light up a Life invites you to mark the end of a difficult year in a positive way, by celebrating the lives of people we love and miss. Everyone is welcome 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 you 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 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 a dedication this Christmas Make a dedication every Christmas (set up a direct debit)
"There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, their light remains"
Light up a Life at Home
A virtual celebration event
Sunday 6 December 2020
Although our Light up a Life Celebration Event can’t go ahead this December in its usual way, we are holding an online service where you can join us virtually. Please mark Sunday 6th December in your diary for ‘Light up a Life at home’ where we can unite in lighting candles to represent all those we are remembering. The lights we shine together will remind us that we are not alone and that our loved ones are never forgotten.
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.