County hospice's lights of love set to shine again - The Evesham Observer

County hospice's lights of love set to shine again

Evesham Editorial 11th Nov, 2023   0

HUNDREDS of twinkling lights will be lit in memory and celebration of loved ones this festive season, in the annual St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love campaign.

There will be two moving and uplifting St Richard’s Lights of Love events at Worcester Cathedral at 2.30pm and 7pm next Friday (November 17).

The choir from Kings Hawford will sing during the afternoon service and the RGS Senior School Choir will feature in the evening event.

The evening event will be followed by a procession to St Andrew’s Spire, where a Christmas tree will be illuminated, full of dedicated Lights of Love, against a backdrop of music from the Worcester Salvation Army.

St Richard’s has held Lights of Love events in Worcestershire for more than twenty years. Anyone is welcome to dedicate a light in memory or celebration of a loved one, not only those who have a connection with St Richard’s.

Hospice campaigns fund-raiser, Laura Clarke said: “It’s that time of year when we tend to reflect on all those wonderful people who have made a difference to our lives, particularly those who are loved and no longer with us. We look forward to celebrating and remembering loved ones again this year.”

Mrs Clarke added: “Our Lights of Love events are free to attend, open to all, and are the perfect way to pay tribute to those we hold dear. We do please ask that people confirm their attendance in advance if possible by emailing our Fundraising Team at [email protected] or calling 01905 958262.”

The dedicated names will be displayed around St Andrew’s Spire and in a Book of Remembrance at Worcester Cathedral.

Lights can be dedicated online at or on 01905 958262.

Supporters who dedicate and donate online will have the added benefit of their personal message and photo being displayed on the St Richard’s online Christmas tree.

Money raised from Lights of Love donations will help support the hospice’s specialist care for people living with a serious progressive illness, their families and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

Lights of Love is sponsored by Fisher German and supported by Worcester Cathedral, Worcester City Council, Leigh Sinton Farm & Nurseries, Midwest Mechanical and Electrical Services, Giglight, Droitwich Lions Club, Kings School Worcester, RGS Worcester, Worcester Salvation Army and Heart of Worcestershire (HOW) College.

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