Our annual Light up a Life Appeal is an opportunity to reflect on life and memories shared with loved ones who are no longer with us. Join us at Canoe Lake, Southsea on Sunday, 19 December 2021, 17:00 – 19:00 to remember those special to you and to dedicate a candle that will be placed on the lake to create a magical ‘Lake of Lights’.
During the evening there will be a remembrance service, led by the Charity’s Spiritual Care Chaplain, Carol Gully, the fantastic Purbrook Heath Community Choir will lead us with some Christmas carols, and the wonderful Spinnaker Chorus will be singing some poignant songs acapella to create a beautiful evening of remembrance.
Everyone from our local community is welcome, whether you have received support from the Charity or not, to attend the Lake of Lights and safely gather together to celebrate the lives of those we have lost.
Christmas time can be especially difficult for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Making a dedication to someone who is no longer with us is, for many, a special way to remember and celebrate their life.
Visit our online Tree of Lights to make your dedication, creating a shining star for your loved one, and to also make a donation to support local Hospice care, if you are able to.
The Charity’s reliance on voluntary donations remains critical in the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic and we are calling upon the local community for help to raise vital and much-needed funds. All funds raised through the Light up a Life Appeal will be supporting the future of local Hospice care.
If you are unable to attend the Lake of Lights but would like us to light a candle on your behalf please make your dedication on the Tree of Lights and tick the box when following the steps on the dedication.
Light up a Life is a series of special community events organised by Hospices that take place around the UK during the festive period. Christmas is a special time of year for so many of us. A time to create new memories with people we love, but also a time to reflect and remember loved ones who live on forever in our hearts.
Light up a Life offers an uplifting and meaningful way to remember family and friends who are no longer with us whilst supporting the care we provide at Rowans Hospice Charity.