On Sunday the 11th of December, Ashgate Hospicecare officially turned on its lights at their annual Light up a Life switch on ceremony.
The popular event, now in its 14th year, has this year raised over £50,000 for the hospice which could pay for over 100 patients to receive 24 hours of specialist care.
Pam Garvey, part of Ashgate Hospicecare’s Hospice at Home team who switched the lights on said, “I was so proud to be able to turn on dthe Christmas lights at this year’s Light up A Life switch on ceremony.”
“The atmosphere at the event was simply fantastic. I feel very lucky to work for Ashgate Hospicecare and would like to thank each and every one of you as I simply wouldn’t be able to do what I do without your help.”
People at the event were also able to enjoy various entertainment including Holymoorside Brass Band and Alfreton Male Voice Choir on the night with numerous refreshments and mince pies supplied by Morrisons Supermarket and Jacksons the Bakers.
Sue Mason, In Memoriam and Legacy Giving Fundraiser at Ashgate Hospicecare, said “The support we have had this year for the Light up a Life campaign has been brilliant”.
“Dedicating a light is a lovely way to commemorate a very special person and without your support Ashgate Hospicecare wouldn’t be able to provide its valuable services to local people”.
Around 1,500 supporters have dedicated a light of love to their loved ones so far.
Dedications to the appeal can still be made so if you would like to dedicate a light for someone special then please visit our website http://www.lightupalife.co.uk/ to dedicate online or call 01246 567250.