Light up a Life with Grantham Hospice

Light up a Life at Grantham Hospice
Light up a Life at Grantham Hospice

St Barnabas Grantham Hospice is inviting the local community to celebrate the life of someone special at a Light up a Life celebration.

The unique celebration will see the community join together as they remember the life of someone special. It will feature touching readings, music and a time for quiet reflection; candles will also be lit in remembrance.

The local event – at St Wulfram’s Church on December 8, from 6pm – is one of many taking place across the county, all organised by St Barnabas.

Becky Otter, event manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “Our Light up a Life celebrations are such a poignant time in our hospice calendar. These gatherings, which unite people in our community who have experienced the loss of someone special, bring great comfort and support to all who attend.

“Last year more than 11,000 lights shone brightly on our Trees of Life, each light representing the life of someone who is no longer with us.

“It is truly a beautiful sight and the wonderful thing about these celebrations is that they are inclusive to everyone within our community, regardless of whether they have a connection to our hospice.”

Now in its 15th year, the Light up a Life celebrations are an important fund-raiser for the hospice, which last year raised over £37,000 to help care for people with a life-limiting illness across Lincolnshire.

Light up a Life will last an hour to an hour-and-a-half, are free to attend and open to everyone, regardless of faith. There is no need to book in advance.