Dedicate a light and celebrate the memory of your loved ones.

Christmas is a time for celebration, but it can also be a time of sadness when we remember those who sadly cannot share it with us. The Hospice would like to give members of our local community the opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who were close to you this Christmas by dedicating a light on our special Christmas tree, in the hope that this may offer some comfort. The Christmas tree will be brightly lit at the Hospice in Hillington throughout December.

Dedications can be made here where you can also add photos and memories of your loved ones. The names of those being remembered will be included in our Book of Remembrance and Order of Service, however, please ensure that your dedication containing their name(s) is received by the Hospice no later than Friday 16th November. You are welcome to remember as many people as you wish and they do not have to have been cared for by the Hospice in order for you to make a dedication. 

We hope you can join us to remember and celebrate the lives of those special to you at one of our beautiful Light up a Life events in December. These feature music, readings and the opportunity to light a candle in memory of your loved ones. The Book of Remembrance will be on display at these events and copies of the Order of Service will be given out. 

Make a Dedication Light up a Life Events


Albert's story

Albert met his wife, Yvonne, when he was 14 in North Wootton, just a few feet away from where she is now buried.
They spent their life together enjoying each other’s company and raising their two children. When Yvonne fell ill with pancreatic cancer, Albert cared for her at their home with the support of the Hospice until her death in 2011. They had been married almost 50 years.


Losing Yvonne was extremely difficult for him and he felt as though he had been cut in half. Meeting Louise and later Frances from the Hospice really helped him to cope with the loss and he has since attended the various groups set up to provide support and friendship to those bereaved including “Roots and Seeds”, the gardening group. He has played a role in providing support to others who have been more recently bereaved and has made small wooden hearts which have been available as a comfort to people attending the memorial and Light up a Life events. 

Albert attending roots and seeds

After losing Yvonne I thought life was not worth living. I have made lots of friends at the Hospice. Thank you for all of your support and help and life is worth living.

Albert has been attending Light up a Life events every year since Yvonne died and has sometimes attended
more than one.


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