Remembering loved ones with Wakefield Hospice’s Light Up a Life services

Alistair Russell, left, Elliott Kirk, Barry Blakemore, John Holt and John Lumb at a tree planting at Wakefield Hospice for Light up a Life
Alistair Russell, left, Elliott Kirk, Barry Blakemore, John Holt and John Lumb at a tree planting at Wakefield Hospice for Light up a Life
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Wakefield Hospice will launch its Light up a Life services next Friday.

People will be able to celebrate the memory of a loved one by dedicating a light on the hospice’s Tree of Lights.

The first service will be held at Wakefield Hospice, on Aberford Road, at 6.30pm on December 5.

This is the first year a Light up a Life service will be held in the hospice grounds. Volunteers have worked tirelessly to plant a new Tree of Lights, which will be a permanent addition in the hospice gardens. Plant hire firm MTS Group lent a hand and machinery to help plant it.

Church services will also be held that weekend. St Peter and St Paul’s Church will host one on Saturday, December 6 at 2pm.

Wakefield Cathedral will hold two services on Sunday, December 7 at 2pm and 5pm but these two are fully booked.

A special banner, which has been made by children who have lost parents or grandparents at the hospice, will be carried by those children at services.

Bereavement services co-ordinator Sarah Nayler said: “Creating and carrying the banner on behalf of all children in this situation, allows the light of the lives of those who have been lost, to be remembered and shine on”.

Ring 01924 213900 for more information.