Light Up a Life


“St. Paul’s looks beautiful, lit up with all the dedication lanterns for Light Up a Life. This very special evening of carols and remembrance offers families a unique way to remember the life of a loved one and to join with hundreds of others who want to share a special message for someone they love. Christmas can be a very difficult time for those who are bereaved, but Light Up a Life helps them keep the person close at this special time of year.”

– Karen Murphy, Chaplain at Weston Hospicecare

Christmas is a hard time for those missing a loved one. Their absence will be keenly felt, whether the death was recent or several years ago. Taking part in our annual Light Up a Life appeal is a very special way to remember the life of someone close to you at Christmas whilst helping to provide care for another family facing the most difficult of times. 

Light Up a Life will be held again in December 2018. 

Lanterns on display, St Paul's Church
  • Light a lantern for your loved one
    On Monday 11th December, we will hold our Light Up a Life evening at St Paul’s Church on Walliscote Road in Weston-super-Mare. At its heart is a moving remembrance ceremony, where we share moments of reflection in the company of other local families who have been through a similar experience. Music and readings create a quiet time in the light of an array of coloured lanterns, each one representing a loved and much-missed special person.

    We invite you to dedicate a lantern to your loved one by writing your own personal message on a tag (which can be obtained by contacting Supporter Care on 01934 423 960 or by email). You can also sign up online. The tag will then be tied onto a lantern and displayed in the church. Every donation, big or small, to light a lantern goes a long way to ensuring the hospice can continue to care for local families who need us.

    During the service, our chaplain, nurses and volunteers will read out the names of those who have died. Relatives and friends are warmly welcome to come forward and light a candle as the name of their loved one is read out. The lanterns will be brought back to the hospice, and your personalised messages will hang on our Christmas tree throughout Christmas. You are very welcome to collect your message from the hospice, if you prefer.

    For more information about Light Up a Life, please contact Supporter Care on 01934 423 960 or by email.

Book of Remembrance, our chapel
  • Write a dedication in the Book of Remembrance
    A special Light Up a Life Book of Remembrance, which will carry personal dedications from friends and relatives, will be displayed in the hospice chapel. You are welcome to visit the hospice between 16th November and 4th January to view your dedication. To make your dedication online, please click here

    For more information about Light Up a Life, please contact Supporter Care on 01934 423 960 or by email.

St Paul's Church
  • Make a donation to help us be there for our patients and families this Christmas
    We believe passionately that hospice care should be there, free of charge, for whoever needs us, whenever they need us. In the darkest times, we offer compassion and companionship. Please give a donation to this year’s Light Up a Life appeal so that we can be there whenever another local family needs us. You can also call us on 01934 423 960 to make a donation or set up a direct debit, which helps us ensure we can continue to fund our services.

    For more information about Light Up a Life, please contact Supporter Care on 01934 423 960 or by email.