A series of special community events will offer people the opportunity to remember and celebrate loved ones this December.

The Norfolk Hospice, based in Hillington is inviting local people to make Light up a Life a meaningful part of their Christmas tradition, helping memories to shine on while ensuring local families living with terminal illness get the care and support they need.

The Hospice’s ‘Book of Remembrance’ which contains the names of hundreds of loved ones being remembered this Christmas will be on display at each of the events and attendees will have the opportunity to light a candle in memory and spend time reflecting.

Four events are being organised this year, the first taking place at Sandringham Church on Monday 4th December at 4pm, this is followed by a special family-friendly event taking place at the Hospice in Hillington on Thursday 7th December from 5.45pm where Hunstanton Community Choir will perform. The final two services take place at St Edmunds in Downham Market and King’s Lynn Minster on Sunday 10th December at 3pm. Due to popular demand the events taking place at Sandringham and Hillington are unfortunately already fully booked.

People unable to attend an event are welcome to visit the Hospice during December where the Book of Remembrance will be on display as well as the special Light up a Life Christmas trees.  Visiting times for this are Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. The Hospice café will also be open for hot drinks, snacks and lunch.

Chief Executive of The Norfolk Hospice, Lyndsay Carter, said:

Each year hundreds of people choose Light up a Life as a special way to pay tribute to family and friends who are no longer with us. “Whether you have a personal connection to The Norfolk Hospice, or simply wish to remember a loved one in a unique and meaningful way, we look forward to warmly welcoming you to Light up a Life.

To dedicate a light on the Hospice’s Christmas tree or have the name of your loved ones included in the Book of Remembrance please click here or phone 01485 601701.  Anyone who would like the names of their loved ones included in the Book should contact the Hospice before Friday 17th November.