Community set to welcome more than 1,500 people in annual St Barnabas Hospice Lincoln torchlight procession
St Barnabas Hospice is inviting the local community to remember someone special in their flaming torchlight procession.
A pipe band will lead the procession from Claytons Sports Ground at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th November 2018, making its way past St Barnabas Hospice on Nettleham Road before finishing at the West Front of Lincoln Cathedral.
Once at Lincoln Cathedral the Tree of Life is illuminated for the first time, each light dedicated to someone special. Those attending will be able to leave a ‘message of love’ which is tied to the railings surrounding the tree.
The event is free and open to everyone, not just those touched by hospice care.
Becky Otter, Events Manager, said:
“The Torchlight procession is the most poignant event in the Hospice calendar and one that is very close to my heart. Each year hundreds of people from our local community walk shoulder to shoulder in memory of those they love and it is a sight like no other.
“It is moving, emotional and inclusive; everyone is there to remember and to support each other. Best of all, the event is free and open to everyone, not just for those touched by hospice care.”
Flaming torches can be purchased on the night from 6.30pm for £5 each and are for over 16’s only. Battery lanterns will also be available for £3.50 each.
Road closures will be in place from 7pm- 9pm including: Nettleham Road, Lee Road, Church Lane, Eastgate, Newport, Bailgate.
If you would like to dedicate a light in memory of someone this year, or for more information about the Light up a Life events, please go to www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/LUAL