Light up a Life services help the hospice

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Hundreds of people have taken part in Light up a Life services across the district to help raise money for Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice.

ITV newsreader Christine Talbot gave a reading at the remembrance service held in the hospice gardens on Thursday.

The Light Up A Life 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.

“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 or call the hospice on 01977 708868.