Join us and light up a life this Christ­mas

Midweek Visiter - - St Joseph’s Hospice -

IT’S THAT time of year again. We’re launch­ing our an­nual Light up a Life ap­peal this week at St Joseph’s Hos­pice and we hope you will join us to re­mem­ber your loved ones.

Whether they are no longer with us or just a long way away, Light up a Life is a won­der­ful way to think about those spe­cial peo­ple at Christ­mas time.

Our an­nual Light up a Life re­mem­brance and carol ser­vice will take place on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 10 from 4pm and will be fol­lowed by our Christ­mas light switch-on.

Why not ded­i­cate a light for your loved one on our beau­ti­ful 25ft Christ­mas tree?

All ded­i­ca­tions will be en­tered into our spe­cial Light up a Life ded­i­ca­tion book.

Mem­ory hearts will also be avail­able to write mes­sages on and hang on the tree.

Last year, Sheila Stone from Crosby ded­i­cated lights to her Aunty Joan and Un­cle Dave who both died at the hos­pice in Fe­bru­ary 2016.

She said: “I’ve been com­ing to Light up a Life since my mum died many years ago. Part of my heart is here be­cause of all the won­der­ful work they do.

“I knew Fr O’Leary and he was such a won­der­ful man.

“St Joseph’s Hos­pice is just such a sig­nif­i­cant part of our lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

Joyce John­son from Thorn­ton said: “Be­ing to­gether with oth­ers makes it a bit eas­ier as we’re all here to­gether for the same thing: to re­mem­ber those we love.”

And Fiona Hol­lis from Crosby said: “Light up a Life is a lovely ser­vice.

“It’s so com­fort­ing to be sur­rounded by oth­ers who have been though the same griev­ing process.

“We may not know each other but we’re all one big fam­ily, all in it to­gether.”

Ded­i­ca­tions can be made now by down­load­ing a form from www. jospice.org.uk.

Forms are also avail­able from our St Joseph’s Hos­pice or Jospice shops. To find out more about Light up a Life or how you can sup­port St Joseph’s Hos­pice, please call 0151 932 6044 or email events@ jospice.org.uk.

If you would like to make a do­na­tion to St Joseph’s Hos­pice, please text JOSP05 plus the amount you’d like to do­nate to 70070 – eg JOSP05 £10 to do­nate £10.

For up to date news and in­for­ma­tion, please fol­low @JospiceUK on Twit­ter and Face­book and St Joseph’s Hos­pice Mersey­side on Linked In.

Sheila Stone is a sup­porter of Jospice’s Light up a Life ap­peal

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