Presenter shows support of appeal

A TELEVISION news presenter has become one of the first people to dedicate a light to a loved one as part of the Prince of Wales Hospice’s Light Up a Life Appeal.

ITV Calendar news presenter, Christine Talbot is an avid supporter of the Pontefract hospice, and was keen to support the appeal, which is run in conjunction with the Express.

Ms Talbot said, “The hospice is a truly fantastic place and Light up a Life is a wonderful thing. It is a difficult time of the year for anyone who has lost someone and the appeal really helps people.”

The names of those remembered are printed in Books of Remembrance which as of yesterday are on display at South Elmsall library. The books will be kept up to date and hope to provide an easily accessible place for all those remembering a loved one to go and see their dedications.

Hospice community fundraiser Becky Thorpe said: “It is great that this year we can take our Books of Remembrance into our community so that everyone remembering someone special can see their dedications.”

Next week will also be the first week of the appeal where all the names of those remembered to date from the Hemsworth and South Elmsall area will be published in the paper. This will continue weekly until Christmas.

You can sponsor a light and have the name of a loved one in the Books of Remembrance by visiting the Hospice website, or by calling 01977 781476.