Remember your loved ones this Christmas with Wakefield Hospice’s Light Up a Life appeal

Wakefield Hospice is inviting people to dedicate a light to their loved ones this Christmas as part of their annual Light up a Life appeal.

By Gemma Jimmison
Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 3:35 pm

Hundreds of white lights will adorn a Tree of Lights inside Wakefield Cathedral over the festive period, shining for the loved ones being remembered.

Those taking part will receive a personalised Light up a Life card from the hospice, featuring the name of the loved one they want to remember. There is no minimum donation and anyone can dedicate a light, whether they have a connection with Wakefield Hospice, or not. Every donation will help the hospice staff to care for seriously ill people and their families.

Last year the appeal raised £34,636 which helped to pay for 1,385 hours of nursing care.

The name of each person being remembered will appear in the Book of Blessings displayed at Wakefield Cathedral until Twelfth Night. A small copy of the book will be sent to each person who has dedicated a light, along with details of how to join the hospice’s virtual church service, which will be broadcast online on Sunday, December 6 at 2pm and 5pm.

Helen Knowles, director of income generation, said: “This year’s Light up a Life appeal will take a slightly different format to previous years, but it is especially important that we celebrate it and give people the opportunity to remember friends and family who are absent.”

Three quarters of the hospice’s funding comes from charitable sources. To dedicate a light, visit