Hospice appeal passes £10,000 mark

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More than £10,000 has already been raised for this year’s Prince of Wales Hospice’s Light Up A Life campaign.

The campaign - launched last month - offers people the chance to sponsor a light in the hospice gardens and to have their loved ones’ names, and who they are remembered by, displayed in the Express.

The names will also be printed in books of remembrance in the Pontefract hospice and at Pontefract and Airedale libraries.

Amanda Jubb, hospice fundraiser, said: “The support has been amazing. We really don’t want people to underestimate what a difference they make for our patients and their families. “

ITV newsreader Christine Talbot will give a reading at a special remembrance service in the hospice gardens on Thursday, December 11.

Services will also take place at Holy Cross Church, Airedale on Sunday, December 7 and Hemsworth Community Centre on Tuesday, December 9 and St John the Baptist Church, Normanton, on Monday, December 15.

All the services start at 7pm.

Mrs Jubb said: “We really hope that taking part in one of our services or making a dedication gives people the chance to have something to remind them of their loved one and the memories they shared.”

The names of those remembered will be printed in the Express until December 18.

To dedicate a light visit www.pwh.org.uk/light-up-a-life or call the hospice on 01977 708868.