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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.

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“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.

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Light up a Life at home

Broadcast online on Sunday 19th December
7pm
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.

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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"

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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.

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Please choose how you would like to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one

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 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.

If you would like to place an order that is not an option above, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team on 0191 246 9123 who will deal with your order personally.

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I want to gift aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to St Oswald’s Hospice. Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify St Oswald’s if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

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