Thanks to the generosity of local Mayors, St Luke’s Hospice is enjoying a beautiful festive addition to its grounds this year in the form of a stunning 27ft Christmas tree.

The tree, which adds light and a festive glow to the Hospice, is situated in the courtyard outside the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit where it will bring festive cheer to patients who will be able to enjoy the glow of the lights through the windows.

The tree was kindly donated thanks to funding provided by Northwich Town Council, Middlewich Town Council and Winsford Town Council, with the beautiful lights supplied by contributions from Winsford Town Council Members’ budgets.

Northwich Town Mayor Councillor Kevin Rimmer said: “It’s brilliant that the three Towns have come together to support such a worthy cause and hopefully going forward we can do more together to aid and support our communities.”

The tree will also provide a beautiful backdrop for St Luke’s Light Up a Life service which this year will be taking place online. The annual service provides an opportunity to gather together to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. Although this year a physical gathering at the Hospice will sadly not be possible, St Luke’s will be illuminating the beautiful tree as a symbol of a lives remembered and treasured, forming part of an online service which will offer an opportunity to pause and reflect from the comfort and safety of people’s own homes.

St Luke’s CEO Neil Wright said: “The Christmas tree looks absolutely superb outside our Hospice, and is bringing such a lovely glow to these dark December days for our patients, visitors and staff. We are so grateful to our local Mayors for their generous donation and on behalf of everyone at St Luke’s, I extend a heartfelt thank you to all those involved for this beautiful gift.”