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Light up a Life Christmas Celebration Events

Berwick Town Hall - Thursday 13th December 2018
Metro Radio Arena - Tuesday 18th December 2018

Join us for an evening of celebration and remembrance and the culmination of our Light up a Life campaign

People of all ages – not necessarily with a connection to the hospice – will gather together to honour the lives of those we love but are no longer with us. Our Christmas Celebration events are free to attend and everyone is welcome.

Our 2018 Christmas Celebrations events are on the following dates:

Berwick Town Hall, Berwick
Thursday 13th December 2018
Doors open at 6.00pm, service starts at 7.00pm

Metro Radio Arena, Arena Way
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tuesday 18th December 2018
Doors open at 5.00pm, service starts at 6.30pm


What happens at a Celebration Event?

Both events are hosted by Hospice Chaplain, Davina Radford, and include a mix of songs, music, readings and reflection culminating in the switching on our Christmas Tree lights. Our special guest will do the honours and light up the tree, with each light shining in memory of all of the people we have gathered to remember.

Children can get involved with an on-stage sing-along and you can pick up some festive gifts before the event starts with all proceeds from sales supporting St Oswald’s.

Dedicate a light on the tree in memory

Claire Lisle remembers her mum, Linda Todd, by taking part in Light up a Life:

“It will be 11 years this New Year’s Eve since mum died at the Hospice, aged 52. We celebrate how lucky we were as a family to have her and remember her always, but especially at Light up a Life each year. It seems especially symbolic for us to come to the service given that she died at Christmas time.

Even after all these years it has become a tradition to come to the Hospice on New Year’s Eve as a family and bring flowers in memory of mum.

My mum had come to St Oswald’s during the day to take part in crafts and other day therapies, we had all developed a fondness for the staff and mum loved it there. When the time came, we all knew that we wanted mum to stay on the Hospice’s inpatient ward for end of life care."