Faye Shepherd, 38, from Newcastle remembers her Dad, David Crozier, who died at St Oswald’s five years ago, by taking part in Light up a Life
"As soon as Dad arrived at the Hospice, it was a completely different atmosphere to being in hospital.
"The nurses were incredible, always ensuring they kept Dad's dignity. It was like he was back to his old self, he started smiling and cracking a few jokes. The nurses got him to sit in a chair, which might not sound much, but he hadn't moved from a lying position in bed for three to four weeks! It's hard to describe how brilliant the staff were. I don't know what we would've done without the Hospice.
"One of the ways I remember Dad is by taking part in St Oswald's Light up a Life every year. I always donate and I have been to the service three times now. Christmas can be a difficult time, but Light up a Life is really special. I love the Christmas tree and music and it's something I can do with my mum and sister and make a night of it. For us, the service is a night to reflect at a busy time of year and take time out to think about Dad."