Primrose Hospice launches Lights of Love for 2020

PRIMROSE Hospice launches 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.

Fundraiser Sarah Harris lighting a candle

Primrose Hospice Fundraiser Sarah Harris lights a candle

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

Virtual service

The virtual service replaces the popular traditional church services which will unfortunately not be able to go ahead this year because of Covid-19 restrictions.

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

One is to be returned to Primrose to be displayed in the Day Hospice.

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

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

Remember a loved one

Gill and Ray were married for 34 years and built a life together along with her two stepdaughters and son.

Ray and Gill in Venice on holiday together

Ray will be remembering his wife Gill during the Lights of Love campaign

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

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

“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.”

“I think Primrose Hospice is like a big family to me, I just think it’s so important.”

Dedications

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 across north east Worcestershire and has continued to deliver its care and support throughout the pandemic.

To dedicate a light in memory of your loved one, click here or call 01527 871051.