Loved ones from across Lancashire were remembered this week at a poignant service at a Preston hospice.Advertisement
St Catherine’s Hospice saw its annual light up a life attract families for a moment of reflection to the Light Up A Life ceremony.
The grounds of the hospice were lit by Christmas lights and they mark a memory of each family who has lost someone.
Chief executive of the hospice Stephen Greenhalgh said: “St Catherine’s Light up a Life dedication evening is one of the most poignant moments in our annual calendar that is valued by the hundreds of families who attend each year.
“The short event in the hospice grounds, surrounded by Christmas lights dedicated to the lives of loved ones, offers local people an opportunity to remember and reflect together. Our Light up a Life evening is not only for families who have received care from the hospice, it is for everyone who wishes to be part of a shared moment of remembrance before the commencement of Christmas festivities.
“I’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every person who contributed to this deeply moving evening, from our supporters who made dedications and attended on the night, to our committed staff and volunteers who do such a remarkable job.”
St Catherine’s Christmas Festival takes place throughout this week (Saturday 3 December and Sunday 4 December) with the Santa Dash returning for Sunday morning.
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