Grantham Hospice service is a ‘wonderful was to celebrate loved ones’

Light up a Life at St Wulfram's Church. 825C

Light up a Life at St Wulfram's Church. 825C

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Around 80 people attended Grantham Hospice’s Light up a Life service, which took place at St Wulfram’s Church on Tuesday night.

The service is intended to give people the chance to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones as the festive season approaches.

Assistant fund-raising manager at the hospice Tina Dingley said it was a very emotive service that received a lot of positive feedback.

She said: “It was really, really lovely.

“It was a wonderful way for the people who attended the service to celebrate the lives and memories of loved ones at the time of year where we miss them most.”

St Wulfram’s Handbell Ringers and the youth choir, Torches, performed at the service and candles were lit to remember loved ones.

Two minutes of silence was then held while the lights were turned on on the Christmas tree.

Tina added: “Some people enjoyed it more being in church but also by the same token it wasn’t a religious service, everybody was welcome.

“It was relaxed and peaceful, it was really nice.

“And it was so nice to see so many people. I’m hoping to do it there again next year.”

The service was moved from the George Centre in Grantham, where it is usually held, to the church to mark the 30th year of St Barnabas Hospice in Lincolnshire.

The hospice staff would like to thank everybody who attended the service and those that donated to Light up a Life.