Lighting up lives at tree ceremony
to know that such a positive, caring place exists.
“The sheer relief of knowing she was here, being cared for brilliantly both physically and emotionally, was incredible. We knew she couldn’t be in a better place and knowing she was being cared for so well meant we could be her family again instead of her carers.”
Light Up a Life gives every member of the community who has lost a loved one the chance to dedicate a light to them and remember the life they shared together.
Soloist Natalie Spence sang moving renditions of The Way You Look Tonight and Shower The People in memory of her grandmother, Barbara Clark, 84, who died at the hospice in September.
The Hospice’s CEO Steve Jamieson said: “I hope people felt uplifted and strengthened by sharing their memories. I’d like to thank everyone for coming. I’m also very grateful to everyone who has contributed to our Light Up a Life Appeal, which will help pay for the £4.8 million a year it costs to provide our free services.”
The hospice would also like to thank Ashlyns School for providing additional parking, Berkhamsted School volunteers for serving mulled wine, soup and mince pies, local schools for providing minibuses, The Hemel Hempstead Brass Band and everyone else who supported the event.
If you would like to dedicate a free star in memory of a loved one or make a donation to the hospice’s Light Up a Life Appeal visit www. stfrancis.org.uk/lightupalife or call 01442 869 555.
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