LOROS Light up a Life service aims to make this festive season magical

Published on 31st October 2019

LOROS’ annual Light up a Life service will take place on Sunday 8th December, giving everyone the opportunity to come together to remember their loved ones this Christmas.

Light up a Life provides people with a special remembrance service to honour loved ones by celebrating their life.

This year donations to the Light up a Life service will be put towards supporting poorly patients over the festive period and ensuring that this Christmas, which may be their last, is as special as possible.

Ann Wells, Nurse Team Leader at LOROS, said: “Christmas at LOROS really is magical. When it’s Christmas Eve, the nurses turn into Santa’s little helpers, decorating the beds and bays, filling the stockings up with goodies for the children, who are visiting or staying over.

“We have Christmas trees up and decorations throughout the Hospice, and even if patients are too poorly, the families can eat a Christmas dinner next to them, so they can spend the day with their loved one.

“This year our nurses need your donation to help make someone’s last Christmas as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.”

All donations to the Light up a Life service will be marked with a light on LOROS’ Christmas Tree, as well as an entry in the Light up a Life Book of Remembrance which will be available to view in the Hospice chapel.

Everyone attending the Light up a Life service will also be given a memory star to write a message to their loved one and hang on LOROS’ memory tree.

This year’s event takes place on Sunday 8th December from 4.30pm in the Hospice grounds on Groby Road. Hot refreshments, mince pies, Christmas gifts and seasonal decorations will also be available to purchase.

A complimentary park and ride service will operate from County Hall Glenfield to the Hospice from 3pm.

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