Light Up A Life 2020
Here at Woodlands Hospice we know that Christmas can be a time for togetherness which can be difficult time if you have lost a loved one, or if you cannot be with someone you love. Our Light up a Life appeal gives you the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one by dedicating a light/s on our Christmas tree in December.
Our beautiful Christmas tree at the Hospice is truly an amazing sight. Seeing it adorned with hundreds of lights and knowing that each light is dedicated to someone has such a special meaning. Every light that shines out from our Christmas tree is a heartfelt tribute to those who are missed but definitely not forgotten. For each light you dedicate you will receive a special card containing the name of your dedication.
All of the names dedicated will appear in the Book of Life. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have a printed Book of Life on display this year, instead, it is available to view here* and a smaller version 'made to order' will be available for £5 each.
*Please note all names currently included in the book are from dedications made up to and including the 30th November 2020 in time for our virtual service. All names dedicated after this date will be included when the campaign ends on 31st December. Anyone who purchases a printed book of life will receive it in January 2021 with all dedicated names included.
By dedicating a light to your loved ones, you will not only be celebrating their life, you will be helping us to support our patients and their families at a time they need it most. Families like Matt’s, who have experienced our care first hand. Last year Matt was cared for at Woodlands and spent his final days at the hospice but sadly passed away in May. Joanne, Matt’s wife wanted to share her personal story to help the Hospice, so that others can benefit from the same level of care and support that she, her son, Seb and Matt's Mum and Dad, Clare and Stuart received. Joanne said:
Other ways to support Light up a Life
Our Virtual Tree
You can leave a personalised message and a photo of your loved one, for a donation, on our virtual tree below:
You can also create your own 'Supporter' Tree where you can fill the tree with dedications. This is a great option for those of you with large families or for businesses who wish to support our campaign!
This year, we are also delighted to offer our range of Light up a Life merchandise which is available to order alongside your dedication. The prices listed include postage.
|Light up a Life printed Book of Life||£5.00 each|
|Light up a Life White Snowflake Badge||£1.50 each|
|Light up a Life Keepsake Christmas Tree decoration||£3.00 each|
|Light up a Life Dove Badge||£1.50 each|
|Light up a Life Bracelet||£5.00 each|
Light up a Life Virtual Service
As we could not hold our services within the community this year, we created an online service which aired on Sunday 6th December 2020 and features our Christmas light switch on and the Henderson family sharing their experience of Woodlands Hospice. This is available to view below:
Thank you for your patience and understanding during such a difficult and uncertain year and for your ongoing support in helping Woodlands Hospice Light up a Life appeal, which will help us to provide our very special care for our patients and their families this Christmas.