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Light up a Life

Light up a Life is a series of special community events that take place around the UK during November and December each year. The events are organised by independent hospices to help families and friends to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones. 

About the events

Every Light up a Life event is different. Usually, the most important part of these events is the opportunity to dedicate a message in memory of a loved one by:

  • lighting a candle
  • hanging a message on a tree
  • recording the name of someone special in a book of remembrance or reading it aloud.

Events take place in a variety of venues, including hospice gardens or chapels and local churches or town squares.
For most hospices, Light up a Life is one of their best-loved and most meaningful events, attracting hundreds of local people year after year. It represents a time to be comforted and to share hope with others. The events are open to all, not just those who have experienced hospice care.

Finding an event

You can search for your local Light up a Life event on our website.

Further information

If you would like any further information about Light up a Life, please contact us.