Light up a Life


Please complete our Light up a Life feedback survey HERE 

You will be able to make a dedication and donation for this year's Light up a Life appeal from 23 August onwards.  

Remember someone special this Christmas

This Christmas we invite you to remember a loved one by dedicating a light on the Tree of Lights which will be lit at our special dedication service. The Tree of Lights will shine throughout the festive period with hundreds of white lights to honour all those being remembered. 

You don’t need to attend the service to take part in the appeal – you can simply dedicate a light if you prefer. Alternatively you can receive a Home Pack if you'd like to follow the service at home in your own time. The Home Pack includes the Order of Service, prayers, readings, a Light up a Life badge and a candle.

Whether or not you attend the dedication service, you’ll receive a personalised Light up a Life card showing the name of the person you are remembering. Their name will also appear in the Book of Blessings which is displayed at Wakefield Cathedral during the festive period. You can receive a small copy of the Book of Blessings so you can view your dedication at home. Please note that your Book of Blessings will arrive separately from your Home Pack. Please ensure we receive your dedication by 30 November for it to appear in the small copy of the Book of Blessings. After that date, any further dedications will be added to the back of the main Book of Blessings at the cathedral, but will not appear in the small copies of the Book.
There’s no minimum donation and anyone can dedicate a light – you don’t need to have a connection to the hospice. Every donation will help care for seriously ill people and their families.

You will be able to make a dedication and donation for this year's Light up a Life appeal from 23 August onwards. 

Please help us plan this year's Light up a Life service 

We’re now planning this year’s Light up a Life service and we’d love to hear what you think. Please take a moment to complete our short survey to give us your feedback. If you’d like us to respond to your comments please include your name and phone number. However, you don't need to include your contact details. Please remember to click the ‘Submit’ button at the end. Your answers will be treated in confidence. Thank you - we great appreciate your input. To complete the survey please click HERE


Watch the Light up a Life 2020 service

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The service is 42 minutes long. To view the service with subtitles please click the ‘subtitles’ or ‘captions’ button at the bottom of the screen. If you have any problems please call the hospice on 01924 331400.  

Thank you 

Thank you for supporting the Light up a Life appeal. Three quarters of the hospice’s funding comes from charitable sources and these services are only available because of your generosity. Each year the Light up a Life appeal raises more than £30,000 which helps to pay for more than 1,000 hours of nursing care. With your help, the hospice will care for around 350 inpatient admissions and 3,800 day therapy attendances in the coming year.

Our thanks go to the West Yorkshire Police Band for recording Hark the Herald Angels Sing to help raise awareness of our LIght up a Life appeal. To view their performance please click here (this link opens a new window). 

We are also very grateful to Consort Healthcare for supporting our Light up a Life appeal.