Night to re­mem­ber those we have lost

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South Bucks Hospice’s Light Up a Life gath­er­ing al­lows peo­ple to light a can­dle and hang a writ­ten ded­i­ca­tion on a Christ­mas tree in re­mem­brance of loved ones. The event is be­ing held from 5.30pm on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 11 at the hospice in Pusey House, Amer­sham Road, High Wy­combe.

The Chiltern Mu­sic Acad­emy Cham­ber Choir led by the Di­rec­tor of Mu­sic Tim Ven­vell will pro­vide songs and hymns, and there will be some in­spi­ra­tional read­ings and poetry.

Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of the Hospice Jo Woolf said: “Once ev­ery year, we take some time out to gather with the fam­i­lies and friends of all those who have lost a loved one dur­ing the past few years. We come to­gether to cel­e­brate the lives of our loved ones, and to mourn their pass­ing.

“If you have lost some­one, we warmly in­vite you to join us on this spe­cial evening to light up a light in their mem­ory.”

There is no ad­mis­sion fee but visi­tors are asked to make a do­na­tion of their choos­ing for each star on the tree they would like to ded­i­cate.

Ms Woolf added: “We are priv­i­leged this year to have Pauline Quirke as a spe­cial guest.

Pauline also at­tended our gar­den party in the sum­mer so we are very grate­ful for her sup­port.

“Thi­sisav­ery­im­por­tant an­nual event for us.

“Over the years, our ded­i­cated staff and our re­mark­able team of vol­un­teers have seen many pa­tients come and then go.

“Yet none are for­got­ten, as each hu­man is a truly unique light.

“Our pa­tients leave us with won­der­ful mem­o­ries and they in­spired us with their courage, hu­mour and com­pas­sion.

“We find that they have left a ra­di­ant light in our Hospice.”

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.sbh.org.uk/ news/events/light-life/ or call 01494 537 775.

Ac­tress Pauline Quirke is spe­cial guest at South Bucks Hospice’s Light Up a Life event

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