Local hospice returns to Gainsborough with its Light Up a Life celebration

Photograph courtesy of Stuart Wilde

Families from across Gainsborough will come together to remember their loved ones in annual hospice celebration

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice are inviting the local community of Gainsborough to remember the life of someone special at their annual Light Up a Life celebration.

This unique celebration is a special time for families and friends to join together in remembering the people that they love, who are no longer with us. The event will feature touching readings, music and a time for quiet reflection, candles will also be lit in remembrance.

Caroline Swindin, Community Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“Our Light up a Life celebration is a poignant time in our hospice calendar and unites people in our community who have experienced the loss of someone special and brings great comfort and support to all who attend.”

The Gainsborough Light up a Life event takes place at the United Reformed Church, Gladstone Street on Tuesday 6th December at 6.30pm, followed by an optional Lantern Walk at 7.15pm to the Tree of Life in the Market Square.

Caroline concludes “Light up a Life provides a truly touching way to remember our loved ones and what is wonderful is that this celebration is inclusive to everyone within our community, regardless of whether they have a connection to our hospice.”

“It is extremely humbling to be part of such a special event and stand shoulder to shoulder with members of our community. They are able to support one another and demonstrate real empathy.”

The Light up a Life celebration will last approximately 1 – 1.5 hours, is free to attend and open to everyone, regardless of faith. There is no need to book in advance.

Warming refreshments will also be served in the church and lanterns can be purchased for £3.50.

If you would like to dedicate a light for a loved one on the Tree of Life, or would like more information please contact Caroline Swindin, Community Events Fundraiser on 07435 970309 or go to www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk

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