East Lancashire Hospice

Remember a loved one this Christmas

Rachel with pack

Light your light in memory of your loved one this Christmas

On Monday 21 December, 6:30pm East Lancashire Hospice are asking people in the community to join us on Facebook Live to light a candle as we light the hospice trees in memory of those who cannot be with us. We are proud to be supported by Accrington based companies, Property Shop Estate Agents and the Cardboard Box Company for this event.

Although we cannot celebrate the lives of those we miss in our usual way this year at the Light up a Life service held at Blackburn Cathedral, we are bringing you Light up a Life to the comfort of your own home. We are asking the community to stand with us in still making a dedication, but for this year we are giving you several ways you can do this.

As in previous years, it is possible to make a dedication on the East Lancashire Hospice Night Sky in return for a donation by uploading a message and image for your loved one. Their star will then shine bright over the festive period for all to see.

In addition, this year we are offering people the chance to purchase a Light up a Life at Home pack for £10, and join us on Facebook Live as we light our lights in memory of those who cannot be with us this time of year. Packs will contain a tea light candle, which we encourage you to light alongside us that evening. If you are not able to join Facebook Live, we still encourage you to light your candle with us. Thank you to the Cardboard Box Company for supporting the event and providing the Light up a Life at Home boxes.

Alter­­­natively, there is also the option to make a donation to the hospice for those who prefer.

Ken Shackleton, Managing Director of the Cardboard Box Company said, “We are happy, as always, to support such a worthy and local charity especially at the moment when charities are in need of funding more than ever. The Cardboard Box Company have supported the hospice for many years now, through their annual ball, events and in any way we can help make a difference. We are extremely honoured to provide the packs for Light Up a Life at Home and we hope everyone can come together in supporting this year’s event.”

Leanne Green, Events Fundraiser at East Lancashire Hospice added, “Light up a Life is one of the most important events of the year for East Lancashire Hospice and one of the most meaningful for supporters in our community. The event brings everyone together, from different backgrounds, to remember their loved ones and all to support their local hospice. We are extremely grateful for the continued support and dedication the Cardboard Box Company show to East Lancashire Hospice and them providing the boxes for the Light up a Life at Home packs means we can raise the maximum amount from the event, which will help us continue providing care needed for patients in our community.”

Light Up a Life at Home is for everyone who has lost someone close to them – children, husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, friends. Let us come together at 6:30pm on Monday 21st December 2020 in our own homes and light a candle to remember together.

Every dedication made ensures we are able to continue to help our patients to ‘Make the Most of Life’.

For further information about how you can participate in this year’s event please visit our Light up a Life at Home page or call (01254) 287014.


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