Hospice charity organises Christmas event to remember loved ones

People living in Richmondshire are being invited to take part in a special Christmas event to remember and pay tribute to loved ones in their thoughts over the festive season.

Herriot Hospice Homecare is holding its first ever Light up a Life service at St Mary’s Church, Thirsk, on Saturday 16th December at 4pm.

The community is invited to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family by dedicating a light on the charity’s Christmas tree, which will be illuminated at the service.

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Chief Executive of Herriot Hospice Homecare, Tony Collins, said: “The special memories we have of loved ones never leave us, and our Light up a Life service offers the community the opportunity to reflect upon their lives and make memories shine on.

“Each light represents those we continue to love, and when you make your dedication you will receive a special memory star to hang on your tree at home, or join others in placing on the Herriot Hospice Homecare Christmas tree.

“Donations made as part of Light up a Life help Herriot Hospice Homecare to offer support which enables families to spend Christmas as home, surrounded by the people and things that matter most to them.”

It costs Herriot Hospice Homecare almost £1million to provide vital services to people living with terminal illness and bereavement across the district, and the charity relies upon the generous support of the community to continue this work.

Herriot’s range of services, which support families across 1,000 square miles of Hambleton and Richmondshire, include end of life care, bereavement support, respite support and driving services.

To make a dedication and see a loved one’s light shining brightly over the festive season, please contact the fundraising team on 01609 777 413 or email fr-team@herriothh.org.uk