Local supporters are being encouraged to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away while raising much-needed funds for end of life care.

St Luke’s has launched its annual Light up a Life campaign, which gives people the opportunity to dedicate a poignant memorial light on the tree at its home in Winsford, which will shine throughout the festive period until Twelfth Night.

Wendy Field, Matron and Director of Care at St Luke’s Hospice, commented: “As Christmas gets closer our thoughts can often turn to those special people who are no longer with us. We completely understand how difficult this can be and how important it is to remember loved ones who are no longer with us but always in our thoughts.

“Light up a Life is a wonderful way for our local community to remember their loved ones. Whether they have been supported by the Hospice or not their memory can still be honoured, and it helps to raise vital funds which will enable us to care for local families this Christmas and beyond.”

In addition to the light shining proudly at the Hospice, all supporters will also receive a card of special thanks, while the names of their loved ones will be entered into a Book of Memories which acts as a permanent reminder to their special someone.

Rosie Leach Hospice supporter is remembering her Mum Pat at Light up a Life this November, commented “The Hospice gave us time with Mum that I will also way treasure. We will continue to support St Luke’s so that families like ours can receive care and support when they need it most. I am honoured to be supporting this year’s Light up a Life, please join me by giving a donation to St Luke’s so we can help other families like mine this Christmas. ”

The Hospice is also staging two special Light up a Life services open to everyone who is dedicating a light and remembering someone special. The services will be led by Hospice Chaplain Reverend Rick Gates. The first will take place at the Hospice in Winsford on Sunday 29 November at 4.30pm, with a second event being staged in Market Square, Crewe, at 5:30pm on Sunday 3 December.

Please click here to make a dedication and confirm your attendance at the remembrance services.