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Help Longfield Light up a Life this Christmas


Longfield Community Hospice has launched its annual Christmas Light up a Life appeal, giving locals the chance to remember and celebrate someone special and attend an uplifting celebration evening in the run-up to Christmas.

By making a donation, people can dedicate a star to someone special and light up Longfield’s magical online ‘sky of stars’. They will also receive a beautiful star decoration to cherish at home.

As part of the appeal, Longfield is also organising two celebration evenings, featuring festive carols, readings and the chance for people to light a candle in memory of a loved one. There are two events to choose from: Friday, December 3rd at Gloucester Cathedral or Friday, December 17th at Minchinhampton Parish Church.

All donations raised will fund Longfield’s vital work, supporting local families this Christmas and beyond. Carina’s husband, Fran, was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just 28. This Christmas, Carina is supporting Light up a Life in memory of Fran.

Fran and kids | Help Longfield Light up a Life this Christmas
Fran with his children.

She said: “I couldn’t understand how my husband could be dying at 28 years old. I’m so grateful that Fran was at home, not in hospital. It meant we had more time together as a family. As well as caring for Fran, Longfield supported the whole family which was lovely.

“I want Longfield Hospice to be there for every family who needs them. By supporting Light up a Life, you can help make that happen.”

Longfield’s Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Rachel Jones, said: “Christmas is such a special time, but it can also be a difficult and sometimes lonely time if you are without loved ones. Light up a Life is the perfect way to celebrate and remember someone special, and help keep their memory alive.”

To donate, dedicate a star and book your place at one of the celebration evenings, visit or call the fundraising team on 01453 886868. The events are free to attend, but booking is essential. Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

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