TV presenter supports hospice appeal

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Special services of remembrance will be held across the area as part of the Prince of Wales Hospice’s annual Light Up a Life appeal.

ITV newsreader Christine Talbot will give a reading at the 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.

All the services start at 7pm.

Amanda Jubb, hospice fundraiser, said: “Our Light up a Life services are extremely important and we are very grateful to Christine Talbot for giving her time to give a reading.

“We hope as many people as possible can get to one of them.

“The services provide an opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of loved ones.

“We hope our services make a difference to all who attend.”

The Light Up A Life campaign gives people the chance to sponsor a light in the hospice gardens in memory of a loved one.

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

They will also be printed in Books of Remembrance at the hospice and at Pontefract and Airedale libraries.

The hospice provides specialist care for those with life limiting illnesses.

To dedicate a light visit or call the hospice on 01977 708868.