Light up a life with St. Barnabas Hospice and take part in torch-lit procession

Bronia Johnson, Ali Cormack and Veronica Brien of St Barnabas Hospice
Bronia Johnson, Ali Cormack and Veronica Brien of St Barnabas Hospice

As St. Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice celebrates its 30th year of ‘Caring for Life’, they are inviting you to take part in their ‘Light up a Life’ appeal.

With the festive season fast approaching St. Barnabas takes time to remember those who are, for whatever reason, 
unable to be with us this Christmas.

Their lives are celebrated and it offers a chance to embrace memories of them at a time of year when they are missed most.

As well as St. Barnabas’ 30th birthday, it is the 12th year of the Light up a Life event.

There are nine celebrations taking place across Lincolnshire.

After the service in Lincoln, at Our Lady of Lincoln Church, there will be a spectacular torchlight procession to the Cathedral.

Volunteer and founder of Light up a Life, Ali Cormack, said: “The event is wonderful because it involves people with shared experiences coming together. It’s lovely to have so much focus on the tree.

“People sponsor a light on the tree for a loved one.

“A lot of people struggle at this time of year, and these celebrations give them an outlet.”

The aim this year is raise £106,666. This amount would cover the cost of hospice care across Lincolnshire for Christmas.

The dates of the services are: Spalding - November 25, Lincoln - Tuesday 27 followed by Torchlight Procession, Sutton on Sea - December 2, Grantham - December 4, Boston - December 6, Sleaford - December 10, Gainsborough - December 7, Skegness - December 13 and Louth - December 19. If you wish to dedicate a light this year or want more information, you can collect an information form from the Horncastle News .