At a glance
Remember someone you love this Christmas
Start: Monday, October 19, 2020
End: Friday, December 11, 2020
In your home
For anyone who misses someone special at this time of year
You are invited to celebrate the memory of your loved one this festive season, and support local people for whom this may be their last Christmas.
"It was a devastating blow for us all when Mum was diagnosed with cancer. It really felt like our whole world had been turned upside down. During Mum's treatments, hospice nurses supported both Mum and Dad and really helped them both through some very dark days. I do not know what we would have all done without the care and compassion of our hospice Team, they were a light in the dark for us all." Ali, from Barnstaple
This time of year is a special and poignant time to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. Light Up A Life gives you the opportunity to remember someone special this Christmas. They do not have to have been cared for by the hospice for you to make a dedication in their honour.
By remembering someone special to you in this way, we will...
- Hang a star on our Light Up A Life Christmas tree located at the Hospice
- Send you a star for your own Christmas tree
- Send you a special dedication card with your loved one's name on it to display at home
- Include your loved one's name in our special Book of Remembrance (please ensure we receive your donation and dedication no later than 14th December)
Your donation will also make a difference to local people who may be facing their last Christmas. However, thanks to your support, they can enjoy Christmas with the warmth and comfort that hospice care offers, knowing their own loved ones will be supported in the future too. Please help to support those in you community, maybe your own neighbour, colleague, friend or family member.
How to get involved:
You can donate online here. Please include the names of those you are remembering in the box marked 'Your Message'.
An invitation by post
If you prefer, we can send you a Light Up A Life leaflet, so you can post back to us with your loved ones' names and your donation in their memory. If you prefer this way, please contact the fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01271 347232.
You can let us know the name of your loved ones and make a donation over the phone by calling our fundraising team on 01271 347232.
Join us for a virtual remembrance service
This year Light Up A life will look a little different to previous years as we are unable top host our multiple remembrance services across North Devon throughout December.
We are, however, going to be broadcasting a live Light Up a Life remembrance service for you all to watch from the comfort and safety your homes. We hope this will bring you some repose to remember your loved ones in the comfort of your own homes, with time for reflection and gentle words from our Supportive Care team.
This will be held on Friday 11th December at 6.00pm and can be viewed on the North Devon Hospice Facebook page. Simply click this link and the live video will be available to view from 5.40pm on Friday 11th December (with the service starting at 6.00pm). The live video will also appear on this webpage at that same time.
Alternatively, you can donate online to our online Tree of Remembrance
Our online Tree of Remembrance allows you to gift a star on our Christmas tree to honour your loved one's memory, you will be able to include a message for them and a photo if you would like. We encourage you to share this with your friends and family so they may be part of the online Light Up A Life experience with you - they will also be able to make a donation to your star, should they wish to.
Please visit www.treeofremembrance.co.uk to go to our virtual Christmas tree
Every year, we welcome people to join us on Instow beach to remember someone they have lost.