Light up a Life. Remember a loved one, support a hospice

Light up a Life is a series of special community events organised by hospices that take place around the UK during the festive period (usually in November and December).

A woman writing the word mum with a sparkler and holding a candle

Light up a Life logoThese events help families and friends to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones. The events are open to anyone, not just people whose loved one was cared for by a hospice.

Usually, the most important part of these events is the opportunity to dedicate a message in memory of a loved one by:

  • lighting a candle
  • hanging a message on a tree
  • recording the name of someone special in a book of remembrance, or reading it aloud.

Contact your local hospice to find out about your nearest Light up a Life (or equivalent) event.

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