Remember a loved one in St Margaret of Scotland Hospice’s Light Up a Life appeal

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St Margaret of Scotland Hospice is once again offering its supporters the chance to remember a loved one in the Light Up A Life appeal.

People are invited to participate in Light Up A Life 2015 ahead of the lighting ceremony on Sunday, November 29, at the Hospice in East Barns Street, Clydebank.

The ceremony, which holds a special place in the hearts of many people associated with the Hospice, has been well-attended in previous years and marks the beginning of our build-up to Christmas – with other activities including the Christmas Bus following in December.

As well as helping the Hospice provide care for people living with life-limiting illness, each Light Up A Life donation ‘sponsors’ the Hospice Christmas tree, ensuring that a light on the tree is dedicated to a loved one.

The lights will remain on continuously from the lighting ceremony, which starts at 6.30pm, until Wednesday, January 6.

Those taking part will also have a Christmas card sent to them or a chosen family member, confirming that a light on the tree has been dedicated to their loved one, whose name will also appear on the card.

Sponsorship forms can be collected from the Hospice or by phoning 0141 435 7018. You can also donate to the Light Up A Life 2015 appeal through our website, www.smh.org.uk.

The sponsorship form has room for the names of six people but more than six lights can be sponsored if required by requesting a separate sheet to attach.

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Chief Executive Sister Rita said: “Light Up A Life is a very special ceremony and period of remembrance in the run-up to Christmas, which can be a very emotional time of year.

“While the event raises funds which help the Hospice to continue to provide our patients with the highest standards of care, it has more to do with allowing families and friends to remember loved ones and offering them support when they are grieving at this time.”


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