A LIGHTS of Love Service will be held by St Richard’s Hospice at Droitwich’s Sacred Heart Church at 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday) to give residents the chance to remember a loved one who is no longer with them.
A special Carols in the Car Park event featuring a brass band and festive sing-along will be held on Thursday, December 20 at St Richard’s Hospice on Wildwood Drive.
Rachel Jones, fund-raising manager at St Richard’s, said: “These moving, community services are deeply comforting for the people who attend. Many people attending have had family or friends cared for by the hospice.
“We find each service unites people in their shared experience of missing a loved one, while providing support and solace through lighting a candle and taking time to reflect.
“Last year, nearly 3,000 names were dedicated and £46,591 was raised to help support our specialist care to people living with life-limiting illnesses, their families and bereaved people across Worcestershire. We are so grateful for the continued support of the community.”
Anyone is welcome to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one and attend a Lights of Love service if they wish – not simply those who have a connection to St Richard’s.
The dedicated names will be displayed around St Andrew’s Spire and in books of remembrance at Worcester Cathedral and Pershore Abbey.
All dedicated names will also be added to an online book of remembrance on a weekly basis.
Visit www.strichards.org.uk/lightsoflove for more or call the fund-raising team on 01905 763963.