Minchinhampton-based Longfield Community Hospice held their Light Up a Life celebration at Gloucester Cathedral on Friday evening.
Hosted by BBC Points West’s Ali Vowles, the event featured Christmas carols, readings and poetry. Guests were invited to light a candle and dedicate a star on the Christmas tree to celebrate the life of someone special.
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.”
A second Light up a Life event is being held at Minchinhampton Parish Church on Friday, December 17th.
To donate, dedicate a star and book your place at one of the celebration evenings, visit longfield.org.uk/light-up-a-life 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.
Pictures by Matt Bigwood.