RELATIVES are invited to remember the life of someone special by dedicating a light in their memory.

St Luke's Hospice in Winsford is holding a Light Up A Life ceremony from 4.30pm on Sunday, November 25.

Nurse Liz Freeman, hospice ward manager, said: “At St Luke’s, we understand that the loss of someone special can be the hardest and loneliest of experiences.

"Light up a Life is a chance for us to come together and remember friends and family who are no longer with us by lighting a candle and sharing songs and readings.

“Our tree of light is a shining memorial to those who are dearly loved and missed, and is a chance for you to pause, reflect and remember as well as to focus on your own treasured memories.”

Becky Harland, from Weaverham, dedicated a light in memory of her dad at last year’s service.

She said: “Light Up a Life is always a special event and gives us the chance, as a family, to come together and remember dad, alongside lots of others remembering their loved ones too.

"It’s a very emotional event with such beautiful readings and music.”

Anyone can make a donation in memory of someone special, they do not need to have been cared for by St Luke’s.

The name of the loved one will be entered into a book of memories alongside the names and dedications of others and will be available to view at the service.

St Luke’s will also be publishing the book of memories on its website for the first time this year, making it easier for people to see the names of those they are remembering if they are unable to attend the ceremony.

Nurse Freeman added: “Dedicating a light is not only a way of remembering someone, it also raises vital funds for the hospice. "Around 85 per cent of our care is made possible thanks to donations from our amazing community. All donations for Light Up a Life will be put to great use immediately and will provide care for local people today and in the future.

“We welcome everyone to join us at our Light up a Life ceremony, so please do extend our invitation to your family and friends.”

To dedicate a light in memory of a loved one at this year’s service visit