Berwick bridge to be illuminated in support of hospice's Light up a Life event

The iconic Royal Border Bridge in Berwick is to light up for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

Monday, 30th November 2020, 7:00 am

The railway bridge is being illuminated to coincide with the hospice’s virtual Light up a Life event on December 6 at 6pm.

The idea is a collaboration between HospiceCare and Louise Dixon from Berwick Tourist Information Centre.

Nina Burnett, HospiceCare’s clinical lead, said: “Our Light up a Life this year is ‘virtual’ to ensure we comply with Government guidelines and everyone is welcome to join us from the comfort of their own homes to remember their loved ones.

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The Royal Border Rail Bridge in Berwick.

"It will be at the most poignant moment, the lighting of our candles at 6pm, when the Berwick bridge will be illuminated with our charity colour purple which will make our moment of shared reflection feel even more special.”

For those who wish, HospiceCare will also be posting a very special video of reflective poems, thoughts and music at 5.40pm on its Facebook page which will culminate in the lighting of candles followed by the streaming of the bridge illuminations.

Maxine Shell, HospiceCare’s family bereavement support coordinator, said: “We have all faced personal loss in some way this year whether this is a loved one’s death, missed anniversaries, lost time with relatives/friends that we have missed/been unable to visit, or simply the feeling of a lost year and worries of what’s to come.

"Wanting to acknowledge the challenges we have all faced, HospiceCare wanted to offer everyone in our communities the opportunity for a shared moment of reflection, and the lighting of a candle, from the comfort of their own home.”

HospiceCare North Northumberland is holding a virtual Light up a Life event on December 6.

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