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How a Preston hospice will light up this Christmas

Posted on - 11th November, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Lostock Hall, News
The lights at the hospice in Lostock Hall

The lights at the hospice in Lostock Hall

Twinkling lights are set to be a feature of Christmas at a Preston hospice.

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The Light up a Life campaign comes to St Catherine’s Hospice and gives the chance for loved ones to be remembered as we head into the festive season.

Names of those being remembered are put into a Book of Remembrance which is available in the hospice’s chapel all year round.

Lights are switched on during a moving ceremony on Tuesday 29 November and includes music from the Charnock Richard brass band. The event runs from 5.30pm with the lights switched on from 6.30pm.

Director of community and income at the hospice Lorraine Charlesworth said: “Christmas is an important time of year, and at St Catherine’s we understand that whilst for many it’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy getting together with family and friends for a host of fun occasions, it can also be a difficult period for those who have lost loved ones.

“Our Light up a Life service is a very meaningful occasion for thousands of our supporters, who come together to reflect and celebrate special lives during this poignant time of year.

“All funds raised through dedications are used to support the specialised care the hospice provides for people with life-shortening illnesses, and tributes are welcome in memory of anyone, not only those who have experienced the care of St Catherine’s.”

Read more: St Catherine’s praised for quality care in most recent inspection

The lights are due to shine on until early January.

How to make a dedication

You can light up for a loved one by calling 01772629171 or visiting the St Catherine’s Hospice website.

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