A Chapel-en-le-Frith hospice is launching its annual festive fundraiser, aimed at celebrating lives and remembering loved ones.
The Light up a Life appeal at Blythe House provides a poignant and beautiful opportunity to remember and reflect upon the life of someone special by dedicating a light in their memory.
It is also an opportunity to celebrate something joyful such as a wedding anniversary, special birthday or birth of a child.
The starry white lights, which adorn the hospice building and garden, shine daily for nearly two months. They represent not only celebrated lives and events, but also the vital work of Blythe House Hospice, which each and every dedication supports.
Tanya Henson is supporting the appeal this year in memory of her mum, Wendy Booth, who sadly died this year. Wendy started going to Blythe House in 2012 and attending their Living Well with Cancer Service.
Tanya said Wendy was a huge supporter of Light up a Life and regularly bought the Light up a Life pin badges for her friends.
“We talk about mum all the time and it is so special for us to be able to write a dedication to her in the Light up a Life book at Blythe House,” Tanya explained.
“Our lights will celebrate her life and the work that Blythe House does in our community.”
The Light up a Life appeal - supported by Tarmac - will launch with a celebration on Sunday November 15, from 2.30pm. The switch-on will be accompanied at 3.45pm by performances from Tideswell Male Voice Choir and a short service led by the Rev Richard Mottershead.
There will be opportunities to dedicate lights and buy Christmas cards and gifts.
Families and friends are welcome to visit Blythe House before, during and after the festival to reflect and write messages in the Light up a Life book at the hospice.
The lights themselves will continue shining in and around the hospice between 3.30pm and 11pm every evening throughout the festive period.
To dedicate a light, contact Blythe House Hospice on 01298 815388 or complete the form printed in the November 5 edition of the Buxton Advertiser.