Katharine House Hospice Launches Light Up a Life Appeal

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Katharine House Hospice is inviting people to dedicate a light on their Christmas tree in memory of someone special.

Appeals Fundraiser Amy Ratcliffe said:

“Each light represents two sides of a special story… On the one hand the life of a person no longer with us and on the other, through the people they knew, they are still helping us to ensure that patients and their families share the best Christmas possible.

“Last year over 2,000 lights shone on the Christmas tree which makes for a really poignant centrepiece for carols, prayers and joint remembrance of those people loved and missed.”

Supporters of the appeal will receive a personalised card bearing the name of their loved one, an entry into our Book of Lights, and an invitation to see their light on the tree at our Lighting Up Ceremony on the 10th December 2017.

Once again, Rowley Hall Hospital is kindly sponsoring The Light Up A Life appeal which means that more money raised will go towards providing free care at Katharine House Hospice

Rowley Hall Hospital Assistant General Manager Alice Godridge said “We are delighted to sponsor the Katharine House Hospice Light up a Life appeal again this Christmas. Rowley Hall Hospital has an excellent long standing relationship with the hospice which provides a wonderful service for people with illnesses that cannon be cured.”

“Christmas is a difficult time for some and this appeal is a wonderful way of remembering loved ones and making Christmas extra special for local families in the hospice and the wider community.”

Katharine House Hospice provides free care and support for adults and their families who are coping with progressive illness across mid-Staffordshire. It relies upon the kindness of the local community to help generate over 75% of the funds needed to run its vital range of services.

You can find out more about the Light Up A Life appeal by calling the fundraising team on 01785 270808 or by visiting the Katharine House Hospice website at www.khhhospice.org.uk where you can sponsor a light online.