The Willen Hospice Lights of Love Service returns for its annual Christmas service of remembrance. The event take place at 2.30pm, on Saturday, 4 December at The Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton Mill.
by Helen Winter
The free event was held virtually last year. This year people have the opportunity to celebrate the life and space to reflect on the person they have lost.
The service will include Christmas Carols, and performances from MK Brass Brand, Willen Choir and Junction 14. In addition, the service will welcome pupils at Knowles Primary School who will also sing.
We invite children to decorate stars to hang on the Hospice Christmas trees, or take home to treasure. After this, we invite you to visit the Willen Hospice website to add a loved one’s name to the Books of Remembrance. This will be displayed virtually this year due to COVID-19.
Our charity wishes to raise funds by selling beautiful, wooden in-memory decorations. These can be personalised to add a name, as well as Remembrance Roses as part of the charity’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations. There is also the opportunity to purchase a Christmas lantern to decorate at home and display at the Light of Love service.
Tracey Jago, Events Fundraiser, said,
“We really missed not holding our Lights of Love Service last year. It is a wonderful event, offering an opportunity to gather together, reflect and remember loved ones, while showing much needed support for Willen Hospice at Christmas-time.”
If you wish to attend please book in advance booking – this is essential.
Please visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk/lights
Call 01908 303052.
About Willen Hospice
Willen Hospice provides complex and individual care to all adults affected by life limiting illness in our community and support to their families and friends. Our care is assuring, equally accessible and advanced and often takes place in people’s own homes. It is free to the patient and provided by a highly skilled team of professionals. We receive less than a quarter of our funding from the NHS and need the support of the local community to provide us with financial stability to ensure that we are always there to care.