Light up a Life with Jospice this Christmas

Carols and remembrance on 10 December

St Joseph's Hospice (Jospice) has launched its annual Light up a Life appeal and invited local families to join them in remembering loved ones.

The chief focus for Light up a Life will be the remembrance and carol service at the Thornton-based hospice on Sunday 10 December, from 4pm, which will be followed by a Christmas lights switch-on.

Light up a Life offers an opportunity to think about loved ones at Christmas, and each year hundreds of local people dedicate a light on the hospice's 25ft Christmas tree to celebrate or remember the life of a friend, relative or colleague.

All dedications are entered into the hospice's Light up a Life dedication book. Memory hearts are also available at the service to write personal tributes to hang on the tree.

Mike Parr, chief executive of St Joseph's Hospice, said: “Light up a Life is a very festive occasion, not only for those who have a connection to the hospice but for anyone who would like to make a dedication.'

Dedications can be made by downloading a form from www.jospice.org.uk. Forms are also available from St Joseph's Hospice shops and other locations around Merseyside.

St Joseph's Hospice is Merseyside's oldest and largest hospice, providing specialised end-of-life care for patients with a wide range of life-limiting conditions. The hospice, whose 29-bed inpatient unit is located in natural woodland in Thornton, needs to raise £8,750 every day to keep its services running.

To find out more, call 0151 932 6044 or email events@jospice.org.uk.