Light up a Life
Celebrating the lives of people we love 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 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 events which you are invited to join in with, in person or from home. By taking part in Light up a Life, you’ll be helping other families who are facing a difficult time.Make a dedication this winter Make a dedication every winter
“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure”
Light up a Life at Gosforth Civic Theatre
Sunday 12th and Monday 13th December
Doors 6pm, event 7pm
Join us for an uplifting evening of reflection and remembrance with music, readings and the lighting of our Tree of Lights at Gosforth Civic Theatre. Everyone is welcome and it is free to attend, but tickets must be booked in advance online or in person at Gosforth Civic Theatre.
Light up a Life at home
Broadcast online on Sunday 19th December
Tune into a virtual Light up a Life Celebration from the comfort of your own home. You’ll be invited to light a candle in a shared act of remembrance and the event will culminate in the switch on of the Tree of Lights, where each one will sparkle in memory of someone special.
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.