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17th May, 2022

Primrose Hospice launches Lights of Love campaign

PRIMROSE Hospice has launched its Lights of Love campaign which has been transformed to keep people safe this year.

Everyone is invited to remember a loved one during the festive appeal which will feature an online Book of Memory.

The names of loved ones around the Christmas tree in Bromsgrove and in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch.

People are also being invited to light a candle at home in memory of someone special and join a virtual service streamed on Facebook on Thursday, November 26 at 7pm.

It will be a special moment for people to come together, light up Redditch and Bromsgrove and honour their loved ones safely from home.

The virtual service replaces the popular traditional church services which cannot go ahead this year because of Covid-19 restrictions.

As a result the hospice is asking local residents to light a candle at home on Thursday, November 26.

People who make a dedication will also be given two cut out baubles to write a Christmas message to their loved one.

For many people, like Primrose Hospice volunteer Ray Carver, Lights of Love is an annual tradition.

Mr Carver remembers his late wife Gill and is urging others to join him in taking part in this year’s Lights of Love.

Ray first came to Primrose Hospice after Gill was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2007. Gill sadly died on September 1, 2009.

“Christmas is such an important part of family life,” he said.

“To me, Christmas was always so special and Lights of Love is all about bringing all of the family together and celebrating everything you can about your family.”

Every dedication made during Lights of Love helps to support Primrose Hospice’s Care and Family Support Teams which have been crucial to so many this year.

Last year, Primrose Hospice supported nearly 1,100 people and has continued to deliver its care and support through the pandemic.

To dedicate a light in memory of a loved one, visit call 01527 871051.

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