Light up a Life


Remember someone special this Christmas
This Christmas we invite you to remember a loved one by dedicating a light on the Tree of Lights. You’ll receive a personalised Light up a Life card for your dedication, and your donation will help care for seriously ill people and their families. There’s no minimum donation and anyone can dedicate a light – you don’t need to have a connection to the hospice.

Dedicate a light by clicking here.
Light up a Life services
The Tree will be lit at our special dedication services, when hundreds of white lights will shine for loved ones being remembered. You don’t need to attend a service to dedicate a light, but if you’d like to attend please request tickets when you dedicate your light. Please note that tickets are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis as space is limited. 

The hospice service is held outdoors in the hospice grounds, standing only. Refreshments are available after each service.
Friday 4 December 6.30pm, Wakefield Hospice (outdoor service)     
Sunday 6 December 2.00pm, Wakefield Cathedral 
Sunday 6 December 5.00pm, Wakefield Cathedral 

Please note services will be held in line with guidelines to social distancing.
Book of Blessings
The name of each person being remembered will appear in the Book of Blessings which will be displayed at the hospice and cathedral until Twelfth Night. A limited number of copies are available for those unable to view the Book at the hospice or cathedral. Please ensure we receive your dedication by 30 November for it to appear in alphabetical order. After that, dedications will appear in the back of the book.
Home pack
For an additional donation you can order a pack with a Light up a Life badge, candle, prayer and readings for you to participate at home. 

Dedicate a light by clicking here.

Thank you
Your donation will help provide the highest quality care for people with life-limiting illness. With your help, the hospice will care for around 350 inpatient admissions and 3,800 day therapy attendances next year. Three quarters of the hospice’s funding comes from charitable sources and these services are only available because of your generosity. Last year the Light up a Life appeal raised £34,636 which helped to pay for 1,385 hours of nursing care. Thank you.   
Our Light up a Life appeal is kindly supported by Arriva Yorkshire Ltd  
Many thanks to Consort Healthcare for their help in providing our Tree of Lights