Prospect Hospice Light up a Life services to remember loved ones

By Barrie Hudson - 22 September 2023


There will be two Prospect Hospice Light up a Life services this year due to popular demand.

Both will be held at Christ Church in Old Town on Sunday 3 December, beginning at 2.30pm and 4pm at Christ Church.

Grief and loss are universal experiences, and Prospect Hospice recognises the importance of providing a space for people to remember and celebrate the lives of those they hold dear, especially at Christmas.

Prospect Hospice’s Light up a Life services, which have been running for over 20 years, offer an opportunity for people to come together to remember the lives of those who cannot be with us at what can be a difficult time of year for many experiencing loss.

Anyone who has been bereaved and wants to take a moment to remember a much-missed relative or friend can join the service, even if they haven’t experienced the hospice's care and support. 

Sheryl Crouch, head of income at Prospect Hospice, said: "At the hospice, we understand that grief doesn't have an expiration date. 

"Our Light up a Life service is more than an event; it’s a chance for our community to come together and support one another.

“This year’s service will keep many of the traditions that those who have been attending over the years will be familiar with including readings, carols, a choir performance, the procession of lantern bearers and the important lighting of the Light up a Life candle, as we remember those special people in our lives.”

The Light up a Life service is not only a powerful emotional experience but also a meaningful way to contribute to the hospice's vital work. 

Donations to the Light up a Life appeal directly help to provide outstanding care to patients and their families during life's most challenging moments. These contributions ensure that the charity can continue offering tailor-made services that include medical care, emotional support and counselling to those navigating the end-of-life journey. 

Full details of the service can be found at

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