Lights of Love offer a chance to reflect on lives of lost loved ones - The Evesham Observer

Lights of Love offer a chance to reflect on lives of lost loved ones

Evesham Editorial 7th Nov, 2022   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 services at Worcester Cathedral at 2.30pm and 7pm on Friday. 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 service 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 Salvation Army

St Richard’s has held Lights of Love services in Worcestershire for 20 years, except for in 2020 when they were held virtually due to the pandemic.

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 fund-raising community and events manager Kelly Johns 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.”

Miss Johns added: “Our Lights of Love events are free to attend and open to all and are the perfect way to pay tribute to those we hold dear. W

“We do please ask that people confirm their attendance in advance if possible by e-mailing our fund-raising team at [email protected] or by calling 01905 958262.”

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

Supporters who dedicate and donate online will have the added benefit of their personal message 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 kindly sponsored by Fisher German.

Visit or call 01905 958262 to dedicate a light or confirm your attendance at the cathedral services.



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