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. The Tree will be lit with hundreds of white lights shining for loved ones being remembered. You’ll receive a personalised Light up a Life card showing 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. 

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The service is 42 minutes long. To view it 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. Please note that you can watch the service today, or on a later date at your leisure – the service will stay up on the internet for you to watch in your own time. If you need to watch the service on a DVD instead please call 01924 331400 or contact us online here. Please note that messages sent via our website will be answered tomorrow.

Dedicate a light by clicking here.
The name of each person being remembered will appear in the Book of Blessings which will be displayed at Wakefield Cathedral until Twelfth Night.
This year everyone will also receive a small copy of the Book of Blessings so they can view their 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 copy of the Book of Blessings. After that date, any further dedications will appear in the back of the Book of Blessings at the cathedral and will not appear in the small copies of the Book.
Everyone will also receive a Home Pack this year with details of how to join our ‘virtual’ service which will be broadcast online on Sunday 6 December at 2pm and 5pm for everyone to watch together at home. You can also watch it online after that if you wish. If you’re not online you can request a DVD to watch at home.
The Home Pack includes the Order of Service, prayers, readings, a Light up a Life badge and a candle.
You don’t need to watch the ‘virtual’ service – you can simply dedicate a light if you prefer.

Our thanks go to the West Yorkshire Police Band for recording Hark the Herald Angels Sing to help raise awareness of this year's appeal. To view their performance please click here (this link opens a new window). 
Dedicate a light by clicking here.

Thank you for supporting the Light up a Life appeal. 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.
Many thanks to Consort Healthcare for their help in providing our Tree of Lights