Help St. Joseph’s to sparkle this Christmas

St. Joseph’s Hospice has launched its Sparkle event again this year so that its patients will be able to see Christmas trees and sparkling lights through their bedroom window during the coming festive season.

Sparkle for St Joseph’s gives local businesses and organisations the opportunity to give the gift of Christmas to hospice patients receiving end of life care by filling its gardens with Christmas trees covered in glittering lights.

The lights will all be switched on during the hospice’s Light up a Life Christmas service on Sunday 5th December and will be left on until the twelfth night, Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Maxine Armstrong, head of fundraising and lottery at St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “We are really excited to launch our Sparkle for St. Joseph’s event for the second year running. It is such a lovely way for local businesses to help brighten up a dark winter and show our patients how much they are loved and cared for by their communities.

“To sponsor a Christmas tree, we are asking businesses to donate £200 per tree. We will provide the trees and will include the name of the donor or a business logo by the tree.

“Please help us to give the gift of Christmas to our patients this year and help our gardens to sparkle.”

To sponsor a Sparkle tree this Christmas, please contact the hospice on 0151 932 6044 or email

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