Lights will be shining bright for loved ones and helping hospice - The Evesham Observer

Lights will be shining bright for loved ones and helping hospice

Evesham Editorial 5th Nov, 2018   0

HUNDREDS of twinkling lights will be lit in memory of loved ones at a range of moving hospice services this winter.

In the weeks leading to Christmas, there will be six St Richard’s Hospice Lights of Love services or events – offering the community a place to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

The first two services will be held at Worcester Cathedral on Thursday November 15, at 2.30pm and 7pm. 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.

Services will then be held across the south of the county including one at Pershore Abbey on Thursday, November 29.




A special Carols in the Car Park event featuring a brass band and festive sing-along will be held on Thursday, December 20 at St Richard’s Hospice on Wildwood Drive.

Rachel Jones, fund-raising manager at St Richard’s, said: “These moving, community services are deeply comforting for the people who attend. Many people attending 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 £46,591 was raised to help support our specialist care to people living with life-limiting illnesses, their families and bereaved people across Worcestershire. We are so grateful for the continued support of the community.”

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

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

All dedicated names will also be added to an online book of remembrance on a weekly basis.

Visit www.strichards.org.uk/lightsoflove for more or call the fund-raising team on 01905 763963.

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