The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, is once again inviting people from all faiths and none to celebrate the memories of their loved ones at its annual Light up a Life events.
They are part of nationwide celebrations organised by hospices across the UK during November and December to provide opportunities for people come together in remembrance.
Light up a Life traditional services with carols and the opportunity to reflect and light a candle will be held at Lynn Minister on Sunday, December 7 at 3pm; Sandringham Visitors’ Centre, on Monday, December 8, at 4pm;, and St Edmund’s in Downham on Sunday, December 14, at 3pm.
Informal Light up a Life evenings, between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, will be held at the new Hospice in Hillington, on Wednesday, December 3, Thursday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 16. People can come and go at their leisure and will have the opportunity to light a candle and listen to carols sung by a local choir.
Three local Christmas Tree Festivals will be supporting The Norfolk Hospice. The Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival in the Parish Church runs from November 27 until December 4; Wisbech Christmas Tree Festival will be held in St Augustine’s between December 5 and January 1; and Hunstanton Christmas Tree Festival in the Town Hall takes place from December 12 to 14.
Mark Shea, commercial director of the hospice, said: “Grieving for and remembering those we have lost can be lonely, so we are inviting people to ‘Light up a Life’ to give people a chance to share their time of remembrance with others.
“It can help us to understand that we are not alone. All the events are free and open to everyone, not only those people whose loved ones were cared for at the Hospice.
“We are collating a Book of Remembrance and a ‘Light up a Life’ keepsake. These will be available at all of the Light Up a Life events and people are welcome to add names and messages to our Book of Remembrance. We are looking forward to sharing experiences with as many people as possible at these events.”