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Light up a Life

Light up a Life

Join us for our annual service of remembrance this Christmas.

Date: Sunday 16th December 2018

Location: St Clare's Hospice

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Join us on Sunday 16th December at our annual Light up a Life service to remember and celebrate the lives of your loved ones this Christmas.

Christmas is a special time of year to come together with family and friends, however, for many of us it can be a poignant time where we reflect on our memories of loved ones who are no longer with us.

Every year, hundreds of people in South Tyneside come together at St Clare’s Hospice to celebrate and remember their loved ones, by dedicating a light to someone special on our Hospice trees. Our Light up a Life service is open to everyone, even if your loved one wasn’t cared for at St Clare’s Hospice.

To make a donation in dedication of someone special please click here.


Making your dedication to a loved one

By making a donation to St Clare’s Hospice in memory of someone special you will be able to attend our Light up a Life service, where we will switch on our Christmas tree lights as a dedication to those we are coming together to remember.

You will receive a memory star to put on your Christmas tree at home and your loved one’s name will be printed in our service programme and in our Book of Remembrance.* The Book of Remembrance will be kept in the Hospice chapel throughout the Christmas period and you are welcome to visit our chapel at any time to view your dedication and take some time to reflect.

Last year, our supporters made an average donation of £30 in memory of a loved one. Your kind donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to families like yours when they need us most.

Make your dedication here.

*Please note, only dedications made before Tuesday 4th December 2018 will be printed into the service programme and our Book of Remembrance. You will however still recieve a memory star to hang on your tree at home.


About our Light up a Life services

We have two Light up a Life services taking place on Sunday 16th December at the Hospice. The services will take place at 4pm and 6pm and will be led by our Chaplain, Margaret Wright.

People of all ages are welcome to attend either service and you are welcome to attend either service, however, as space is limited we ask that where possible you attend the service that corresponds to your dedication: 

4pm - Surnames A-M

6pm - Surnames N-Z 

Our services will take place in a heated marquee, however, the tree lighting ceremony will take place outdoors so please wear something warm. Seating will be limited at our services. If you need to reserve a seat or space please contact our Fundraising Team on 0191 529 7111.

After the tree lighting ceremony you are invited to join us in the Hospice for refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.



Event Location

St Clare's Hospice, Primrose Terrace, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 5HA.