Hospice to host Light Up A Life celebration in Spalding

Celebrations will be held across Lincolnshire in November and December to remember loved ones who are missed ANL-151027-152134001
Celebrations will be held across Lincolnshire in November and December to remember loved ones who are missed ANL-151027-152134001
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St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is inviting the local community to celebrate the life of someone special at Spalding Baptist Church in December with their Light Up A Life celebration.

The event is part of nine unique celebrations in the county which will see the community join together as they remember the life of someone special. Each event will feature touching readings, music and a time for quiet reflection; candles will also be lit in remembrance.

The Spalding event is on Sunday, December 6 at 4pm.

Becky Otter, event manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “Our Light up a Life celebrations are such a poignant time in our hospice calendar. These gatherings, which unite people in our community who have experienced the loss of someone special, bring great comfort and support to all who attend.

“Last year more than 11,000 lights shone brightly on our Trees of Life, each light representing the life of someone who is no longer with us.

“It is truly a beautiful sight and the wonderful thing about these celebrations is that they are inclusive to everyone within our community, regardless of whether they have a connection to our hospice.”

Now in its 15th year, the Light up a Life celebrations are an important fundraiser for the hospice who last year raised over £37,000 to help care for people with a life-limiting illness across Lincolnshire.

Becky added: “It is extremely humbling to be part of such special events and stand shoulder to shoulder with members of our community. They are able to support one another and demonstrate real empathy; it really is one not to miss.”

Each Light up a Life celebration will last approximately 60 to 90 minutes, are free to attend and open to everyone, regardless of faith. There is no need to book in advance.

For more information and details of other Light Up A Life celebrations in the county go online to: www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/LUALLincoln