Hospice launch ‘Light Up A Life’ Christmas campaign

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
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At Southern Area Hospice Services they understand how difficult Christmas can be for those who have lost a loved one; it is important to us to remember them and this is why they organise their special ‘Light Up A Life’ Christmas campaign. The campaign centres around their Christmas tree standing in the grounds of the hospice and by Christmas the tree will be illuminated with hundreds of little white lights. Each little light represents a life, someone’s child, a mother, father, brother or sister, each one special to those who have loved them. Anyone can be remembered in this way, they do not need to have been cared for by the hospice. The Tyrrell family are one such family who struggled with the loss of a loved one. “This time last year we were preparing for our first Christmas without our wonderful daughter Emma, we were dreading it. “However we had heard about the Hospice’s Light Up A Life appeal and decided to dedicate a light on the Hospice Christmas tree for Emma. The Tyrrell family added, “On a cold crisp winter’s evening last December we came to the Illumination Ceremony at the Hospice and while it was so sad, and so poignant when all of the little lights were lit on the tree, we took heart from the warmth and empathy that radiated on that evening.” The Southern Hospice invite you to remember your loved one in this way and dedicate a light on their very special tree to them. You can get a dedication form by calling the fundraising office on (028) 3025 1333 or by visiting their web-site www.southernareahospiceservices.org. By remembering your loved ones this Christmas you will be helping the hospice to care for someone else’s.
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