Each December, St Rocco’s Hospice invites everyone to join them in remembering a loved one as part of Light up a Life, by dedicating a light in their honour on our Hospice Tree.
You may want to remember someone who has died and is forever in your thoughts. Or you can remember someone living away from home who you may be missing.
As 2020 draws to a close, and as a nation we reflect on a year like no other, here at St Rocco’s we recognise that so many people have been unable to say goodbye to their loved ones or celebrate their lives in a way that they once would have.
Light up a Life 2020 aims to provide everyone with that chance to remember, whether they were cared for here at St Rocco’s or elsewhere, Light up a life is for everyone who wishes to remember someone in this way.
Due to the current restrictions we are unable to offer physical ceremonies this year and so instead will broadcasting a Light up a Life ceremony on our website on Sunday 6th December at 4pm.
The service will be led by the Bishop of Warrington and the dedicated lights here on the hospice tree will be turned on to shine throughout the festive period.
If you choose to dedicate a light on our real tree you will receive a commemorative card with your loved one’s name. Dedications on our real and virtual tree will also appear in our Book of Honour* which is on display here at St. Rocco's over the Christmas period. This year’s book will also feature in the Warrington Guardian (subject to any last minute breaking news) and will be available to view online after Christmas.
Light up a Life is for everyone, regardless of faith or culture. It is for people who do not have a direct connection to St. Rocco’s as well as for those who do. It provides us all with a unique opportunity to come together as a community to remember those we love.
By taking part, your support also ensures that essential funds are raised so that we can continue looking after patients and their families when they really need our help.
*Please note that any dedications received after Thursday 26th November will be added to the Book of Honour after the Service and will not be included in the Warrington Guardian.