Katharine House Hospice is inviting local people to celebrate the life of someone special as the annual Light Up A Life Appeal launches. By dedicating a light on the Hospice Christmas tree, supporters are able to cherish memories of a loved one whilst providing vital support to the Hospice.
Community Fundraiser Amy Ratcliffe said: “ Last year over 3,000 lights were dedicated on our Christmas tree in memory of special people from all over the country. Your loved one does not need to have been cared for by the hospice, you can dedicate a light in memory of anyone who you love and miss at this time of year”
“As well as a light shining on our tree, supporters will receive a personalised card bearing the name of their loved one, an entry into our Book of Lights, and an invitation to our Lighting Up Ceremony on the 14th December 2014 with carols and prayers around the Christmas tree”.
“Christmas is a difficult time for some, particularly if it is the first Christmas without a loved one. Many people find a lot of comfort in the fact that a light shines in the memory of someone dear to them – it symbolises hope for the future and acts as a focal point for cherished memories. Everyone who supports the appeal is also helping local people suffering from progressive illnesses at Katharine House Hospice and their families”
The Light Up A Life appeal is being sponsored by Rowley Hall Hospital (part of Ramsay Health Care UK) – whose kind support ensures that the Hospice will receive the maximum benefit from the funds raised by donations.
You can find out more about he Light Up A Life appeal by calling the fundraising team on 01785 270808 or by visiting the Katharine house Hospice website on www.khhhospice.org.uk where you can sponsor a light online.