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

Standing at 28ft tall, the tree is bringing light and a festive glow to the Hospice. The beautiful tree is situated in the courtyard outside the Hospice’s Inpatient Unit, where it will provide some festive peace to patients who are able to enjoy the glow of the lights through the windows.

Councillor Nathan Pardoe, Mayor of Winsford, said: “It’s fair to say there’s not a family in Winsford that hasn’t been supported or affected by the important work that St Luke’s do. The work they do here is amazing and has been appreciated over many years.”

The tree has also provided a beautiful backdrop for St Luke’s Light up a Life service which this year took place virtually. 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 was sadly not possible, St Luke’s illuminated the beautiful tree as a symbol of lives remembered and treasured.

Councillor Sam Naylor, Mayor of Northwich, said: “The people of Northwich really recognise what a tremendous facility St Luke’s is and I, along with many others in Northwich, have been a supporter for many years.”

Councillor Mike Hunter, Chairman of Middlewich, added: “Middlewich is proud to be one of the sponsors of this year’s tree. We’re extremely lucky in mid Cheshire to have such a first class facility in St Luke’s.”

The festive donation has been made possible by funding provided by Northwich Town Council, Middlewich Town Council and Winsford Town Council, with the beautiful lights being supplied by contributions from Winsford Town Council Members’ budgets.

St Luke’s would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those involved in this very generous and beautiful gift.