St Barnabas have worked with local businesses to install a 30ft Tree of Life outside Lincoln Cathedral.
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice has worked alongside other local businesses to install a 30ft Tree of Life outside Lincoln Cathedral, for their annual Light up a Life campaign and Torchlight Procession.
In the early hours of this morning, a dedicated team came together to transport, install and decorate the 30ft tree. The tree, which was generously donated by the Birch family at Doddington Hall & Gardens, was transported to the Cathedral by S. Lyon & Son (Haulage) Limited.
One person involved in this work was Warren Lyon, Transport Director at S. Lyon & Son. Warren said:
“We help out every year, but this year is even more special for me. Six years ago on Monday, I lost my beautiful sister (mother to two girls) to pancreatic cancer. She passed away at St Barnabas Hospice.
“In June this year, my father was also diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and after a short illness, he too passed away.”
Also involved in the hard work was the City of Lincoln Council, Continental Landscapes and Lincoln BIG.
Laura Stones, Event Fundraiser for St Barnabas, said:
“It is wonderful that local businesses come together each year to help us install a magnificent Tree of Life outside Lincoln Cathedral, and I am so thankful for the hard work put in by everyone.
“The Light up a Life campaign is such an important campaign in our calendar, and the Tree of Life provides people with a place in Lincoln where they can come and reflect and remember loved ones, as well as tie memory tags on the fencing surrounding it.”
Lincoln Cathedral and the Tree of Life will be the finishing point for the Torchlight Procession, happening on Tuesday 28th November from 7.30pm at Clayton’s Sports Ground, Lee Road, Lincoln, LN2 4BH.
The Torchlight Procession involves over 1,000 local residents joining forces to walk from Clayton’s Sports Ground to Lincoln Cathedral, carrying flaming torches in memory of loved ones.
If you would like to dedicate a light in memory of someone you will never forget, or for more information about the Light up a Life events, please go to www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/LUAL.