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‘Light up a Life’ with the Martlets this Christmas

Besi Besemar November 24, 2014

This Christmas, the Martlets Hospice are inviting residents across Brighton & Hove to join them at a series of events to remember their loved ones.

Martlets Hospice

‘Light up a Life’ ceremonies are a wonderful way to celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us.

Christmas is often a difficult time for those who have lost loved ones and it can be comforting to join others who have been through a similar experience of loss and bereavement.

The events focus on remembrance, with readings, carol singing and refreshments afterwards.

Claire Docteur, from the Martlets Hospice, said: “Light up a Life ceremonies are an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the lives of people we miss as we join in with carols and listen to readings. We also light candles as a symbol of remembrance and love.

“You don’t need to have a connection with the Martlets to attend Light up a Life. Everyone, of any age, is welcome to join us.”

The Martlets are also inviting people to make a dedication for Light up a Life, which will be displayed in a Book of Remembrance throughout December in the Hospice’s Sanctuary.

To view Book of Remembrance online, click here:

Claire continued: “We do ask you to make a donation with your dedication – whatever you can give will help us continue to care for future patients and their families. Your donation will help our patients throughout the year, not just at Christmas.

“Once we have received your dedication, you will be sent a Light up a Life card along with your tickets together with a Christmas Star which you are welcome to write your dedication message on. Your star will be hung on Christmas trees at the Light up a Life events.”

Tickets are still available for the following ceremonies:

• Sunday, November 30, 3pm at the Clarendon Centre, New England Street, Brighton

• Friday, December 5, 7pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, Dyke Road, Brighton

• Sunday, December 14, 6pm at Hounsom Memorial United Reform Church, Nevill Avenue, Hove.

To book a ticket online and make a donation, click here:

Or contact Claire Docteur on 01273 718775 who will be happy to post a form to you.