Hospice invites local families to light up a life

Christmas is on the way and St. Joseph’s Hospice has announced the date for its Light up a Life 2021 service, which will take place on Sunday 5th December.

The hospice is looking forward to welcoming families back to the hospice for this very special evening, after last year’s event was held virtually.

Father Furnival and Bishop Tom Williams will lead the service, which will start at 4pm, and children from St Mary’s Prep in Crosby will sing festive carols. Mince pies and hot drinks will also be available.

During the service, the hospice will also switch on the lights of its Light up a Life Christmas tree, with each light dedicated to the memory of someone special.

Light up a Life isn’t just for families who have lost loved ones at the hospice but is for anyone who would like to remember the special people they have lost and to celebrate their lives, or to say thank you or mark a special occasion or birth. It is a very personal Christmas service, which takes place at dusk on the lawn in front of the hospice.

Maxine Armstrong, head of fundraising at St. Joseph’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted to invite families back to the hospice garden for this year’s Light up a Life service. This event means so much to our local community and to our patients, staff, volunteers, and it will be wonderful to be able to support each other in person once again.

“By choosing to make a dedication to Light up a Life, you are not only remembering your loved ones but helping to support and fund all the good work the hospice does within the community.

“The lights on our Christmas tree will recognise every dedication made and everyone who makes a dedication will also receive a card.”

Families can dedicate a light to a loved one by completing a dedication form, which is available to download here. Forms are also available to pick up directly from the hospice or from any St. Joseph’s Hospice charity shop.

To find out more about Light up a Life, call 0151 932 6044 or email events@stjhospice.org.uk.