Light up a Life this Christmas for hospice
By David Wood
Gloucester Cathedral is one of the venues for Longfield Hospice's Light up a Life celebration evenings.
The hospice's annual Christmas Light up a Life appeal gives locals the chance to remember and celebrate someone special and attend an uplifting celebration evening in the run-up to Christmas.
By making a donation, people can dedicate a star to someone special and light up Longfield's magical online 'sky of stars'. They will also receive a beautiful star decoration to cherish at home.
As part of the appeal, Longfield is also organising two celebration evenings, featuring festive carols, readings and the chance for people to light a candle in memory of a loved one.
There are two events to choose from:
- Friday 3 December at Gloucester Cathedral
- Friday 17 December at Minchinhampton Parish Church
All donations raised will fund Longfield's vital work, supporting local families this Christmas and beyond.
Carina's husband, Fran, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just 28. This Christmas, Carina is supporting Light up a Life in memory of Fran.
She said: "I couldn't understand how my husband could be dying at 28 years old. I'm so grateful that Fran was at home, not in hospital. It meant we had more time together as a family. As well as caring for Fran, Longfield supported the whole family which was lovely.
"I want Longfield Hospice to be there for every family who needs them. By supporting Light up a Life, you can help make that happen."
Longfield's head of fundraising and marketing, Rachel Jones, said: "Christmas is such a special time, but it can also be a difficult and sometimes lonely time if you are without loved ones. Light up a Life is the perfect way to celebrate and remember someone special, and help keep their memory alive."
To donate, dedicate a star and book your place at one of the celebration evenings, visit longfield.org.uk/light-up-a-life or call the fundraising team on 01453 886868.
The events are free to attend, but booking is essential. Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
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