Light Up a Life

Ashgate Hospicecare joins local community to remember loves ones at this year’s Light up a Life ceremony

On Sunday 10th December, Ashgate Hospicecare will officially turn on their Christmas lights and remember loved ones at this year’s Light up a Life ceremony.

The popular ceremony, which will be held on the hospice grounds from 6pm, is now in its 15th year and has raised over £580,000 since it first began in 2002.

Pam Garvey, one of Ashgate Hospicecare’s Hospice at Home team, switched on the lights at last year’s ceremony. She said: “I was so proud to be able to turn on the Christmas lights at last year’s Light up A Life switch on ceremony.

“The atmosphere at the event is 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.”

Over 200 of you have already dedicated a star to someone they love so far in the first week, with more dedications coming in each day.

Sue Mason, In Memoriam and Legacy Giving Fundraiser at Ashgate Hospicecare, said “The support we have had already for this year’s Light up a Life campaign has been amazing”.

“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”.

Michael Cherwell, from Clowne in north Derbyshire, said, “What a wonderful way to remember someone you dearly love. Remembering someone, especially at Christmas, is so important to so many. Thank you Ashgate for everything you do.”

In return for a Light up a Life donation, you will receive an invitation to our Light up a Life switch on ceremony, a specially personalised Light up a Life card and a special Light up a Life gift.

If you would like to dedicate a star for someone special, please visit our website or call our In Memoriam & Legacy Giving Fundraiser, Sue Mason on 01246 567250.

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