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Light up a Life with the hospice

Light up a Life
Light up a Life

HospiceCare North Northumberland is inviting local residents to join one of its special Light up a Life events.

Light up a Life is a chance to remember a loved one this Christmas and to have a moment of reflection and to celebrate their life.

The events – which take place in Alnwick, Longframlington, Seahouses, Warkworth, Wooler and Berwick – are for anyone, even if you have never had any previous contact with HospiceCare.

At each venue you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the HospiceCare volunteer bereavement support team, who will assist and/or support you if necessary during the event. There will be readings, poems and music provided by local musicians.

You will also be invited to light a candle in memory of your loved one, followed by a moment of quiet reflection. You will then be invited for light refreshments.

The events are free and booking is not necessary.

Julie Frost, from the hospice, said: “Our bereavement support volunteers are trained and skilled in offering a bereavement listening service.

“They have a deep understanding and knowledge of the pain, anger and confusion caused by grief and the death of a loved one.”

If you would like dedicate and sponsor a light in memory of someone special, you can do so by visiting hospicecare-nn.org.uk and following the link or call Julie on 01665 606515.

The first events take place on Monday, December 4, in Berwick (at Hazel Marsden House, Violet Terrace, 2pm, led by Patrick Sheard, music by Anne Raine) and Longframlington (Memorial Hall, Rothbury Road, 6.30pm, led by David Shipley, music by Claire Oswell).

The following day, Light up a Life will move to Alnwick (at HospiceCare, Castleside House, 2pm, led by Bill Eugster, music by Andrew Lobb, as well as 6.30pm, led by David Shipley, music by Andrew Lobb).

On Wednesday, December 6, the event will be held in Seahouses (Community Hall, Stone Close, 2pm, led by Pat Stewart, music by Andy Craig) and then Warkworth (St Lawrence’s Church, 2pm, led by Bill Eugster, music by Warkworth Choir) on Thursday, December 7.

The next day it will go to Wooler (Cheviot Centre, Padgepool Place, 6.30pm, led by Patrick Sheard, music by Glendale Voices).