Services in loved ones’ memories

Rev. Paul Hartley of St Cuthbert's Church, Ackworth.'Light Up A Life
Rev. Paul Hartley of St Cuthbert's Church, Ackworth.'Light Up A Life

THE FIRST services of remembrance for the Prince of Wales Hospice’s Light up a Life campaign take place over the next week.

The first of the services will be held at St Cuthbert’s Church, Ackworth, this Saturday with another service held at Holy Cross Church, Airedale next Tuesday.

The services are there to provide a chance for people to remember their loved ones that can no longer be with them this Christmas.

Hospice fundraiser Tom Belt said: “Our Services of Remembrance mean a lot to a lot of people. All are welcome. We’re just glad that we can help to support people in the local community who might be missing someone special this Christmas.”

The Hospice’s Light up a Life campaign invites people to sponsor a light in the hospice gardens in memory of a loved one.

As well as having a dedicated light, the name of each loved one will appear weekly in the Express until Christmas. All dedications received by the Hospice before December 13 will be printed in the paper to provide a special tribute.

The names of those remembered will also be printed within Books of Remembrance.

These books are for all to see and will be on display at South Elmsall library and at each service.

You need not have lost someone special at the Hospice to dedicate a light. This special way of remembering is open to everyone who may be missing someone this Christmas. You can choose to dedicate a light in remembrance, or simply sponsor a light to show support for your local charity.

You can sponsor a light and have the name of a loved one in the Express and the Books of Remembrance by visiting the Hospice website, or by calling 0844 248 4782.