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Preparations begin for Wirral hospice Light Up A Life campaign
PREPARATIONS are now underway for this year’s Light Up A Life switch-on for Wirral Hospice St John’s.
The Globe-backed campaign, now in its 19th year, raises much-needed funds for the Clatterbridge-based hospice, which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The appeal culminates in a light switch-on ceremony at the venue on Sunday, December 1 at 5.30pm.
More than two thousand people watched last year’s event, which raised £90,000 for hospice running costs.
Switching on the 6,000 lights this time will be brothers Tomas, aged six, and 11-year-old Louie Stiles, in memory of their dad Rich, who died at the hospice last September.
The lights are sponsored in the names of lost loved ones and will remain lit until twelfth night in January.
There will also be a special carol service at St James Church in New Brighton on Wednesday, December 4. Tickets for this will be available in November.
This year, the names of all those remembered will feature in a special keepsake order of service that will be available on the night of the December 1 switch-on.
Hayley Gough, hospice events manager, told the Globe today: "We receive tremendous support for Light Up A Life from the Wirral community and we hope it continues in this, the hospice’s 30th anniversary.
"We want more people than ever behind this and are looking forward to their support this year."
The names of those honoured will feature in special books that will be on view from 5-7pm daily until Friday, December 6.
You can also support the fundraising campaign by purchasing special pinbadges from the hospice.
Further details are from www.wirralhospice.org
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