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Lights to be lit in memory of loved ones at moving hospice service

Evesham Editorial 15th Nov, 2017 Updated: 15th Nov, 2017   0

HUNDREDS of twinkling lights will be lit in memory of loved ones at a moving hospice service in Pershore.

In the weeks leading to Christmas, the St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services will offer the community a place to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

A service will be held at Pershore Abbey from 2.15pm on Thursday, November 30 before the hospice hosts its Carols in the Car Park event, featuring a brass band and festive sing-along, on Thursday, December 21 from 6.30pm at its Worcester base.

Fund-raiser Charlie Homer, said: “These moving, community services are deeply comforting for the people who attend. Many guests have had family or friends cared for by the hospice.




“We find each service unites people in their shared experience of missing a loved one, while providing support and solace through lighting a candle and taking time to reflect.

“Last year, nearly 3,000 names were dedicated and £43,000 was raised to help support our specialist care to people living with life-limiting illnesses, their families and bereaved people across Worcestershire.”


Anyone is welcome to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one and attend a Lights of Love service if they wish, not just those who have a connection to St Richard’s.

The dedicated names will be displayed in alphabetical order around St Andrew’s Spire and in books of remembrance at Pershore Abbey.

All dedicated names will also be added to an online book of remembrance on a weekly basis as part of the commemorations which are supported by county estate agency Andrew Grant.

Visit www.strichards.org.uk/lightsoflove to view the book or make a dedication.

Call the fund-raising team on 01905 763963 for more information.

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