Light up a Life
Celebrating the lives of people we love and miss
Thank you to everyone who chose to remember a loved one in 2020 by dedicating a light in their memory on our hospice Christmas Tree. Together, thanks to your generous donations, you have raised over £125,000 in support of the patients at St Oswald’s Hospice. What a fantastic gift and special way to honour the lives of those you love and miss. Thank you so much.
Light up a Life will return in Autumn 2021, where you will have the opportunity to dedicate a light in memory of your loved one. In the meantime, please visit our ‘In Memory’ pages, where you’ll find other ways to celebrate the life of a friend, colleague or family member, as well as support if you have recently been bereaved or are struggling with loss.
Light up a Life at Home 2020
We were unable to host our usual Light up a Life service at Newcastle Arena in December 2020 due to the pandemic, but as we know how much the event means to our supporters, we decided to hold our first ‘Light up a Life at Home’ instead.
Over 10,000 of you tuned in virtually to light a candle with us and watch the hospice tree lights be switched on, with each light sparkling in memory of someone special. Thank you for joining in and making the first virtual Light up a Life service such a success. We hope it brought you comfort.
Thank you to North East based Turps Film, our video production partner for our first virtual Light up a Life at Home service.
Online Memory Wall
The Memory Wall features photos of all many of the loved ones you have remembered over the past couple of years, by taking part in Light up a Life.
"There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, their light remains"Online memory wall
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.