Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Light Up a Life Memorial Service and Torchlit Procession

Join us to remember your special someone at our community Light Up a Life event on Wednesday 5th December, with a memorial service at St Mary’s Church followed by a torch-lit walk to Castle Rock Brewery, where we’ll light the Hospice Christmas Tree.


Start date:

05 Dec 2018

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End time:

Service will end at approx 7pm but you are welcome to stay with us at Castle Rock Brewery afterwards for refreshments and food


St Mary's Church, 40 High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN - AND - Castle Rock Brewery Yard, Queensbridge Rd, Nottingham NG2 1NB


In Memory


Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Light Up a Life events. Although the events are over, our online Light Up a Life tree remains open for dedications. Click here to dedicate a light to your loved ones.


Join us to remember your special someone

Light up a Life is the time we come together each year to remember and celebrate loved ones who are no longer with us. For every person, there may be a special memory we hold, a special reason why we want to remember them and celebrate the joy their lives brought to us.

Join us for our Light Up a Life community event on Wednesday 5th December in Nottingham City Centre, which will start with a memorial service at St Mary’s Church, followed by torch-lit procession to Castle Rock Brewery Yard where the Hospice Christmas tree will be lit:

4 pm: Memorial service at St Mary’s Church

5.15 pm:  Torchlit procession leaves St Mary’s Church to Castle Rock Brewery Yard

6 pm: Lighting of the Hospice Christmas Tree at Castle Rock Brewery Yard

This unique celebration is free to attend and open to everyone, regardless of faith. You are welcome to join us at any stage of the evening. Mulled wine and hot chocolate will be provided at Castle Rock Brewery where a special menu will also be served from 6pm.

Not sure what to expect? We’ve put together a guide to help – click here to view the guide.

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Help make memories that will last a lifetime – dedicate a light on our Christmas tree

By dedicating a light on our tree and making a donation, you will give families across Nottinghamshire the greatest gift of all this Christmas – time together to make lasting memories. During the festive period we’ll be providing care to people living with life-limiting illnesses across Nottinghamshire and providing emotional support to their families and loved ones in the comfort of their own homes, so that they can spend Christmas together.

To ensure no family is left without our support this Christmas we want to raise £50,000 which will enable us to provide compassionate care, warmth and festive spirit to five families every single day in December, including Christmas Day.

This year, we’ve launched a virtual Light Up a Life Tree, where you can dedicate a light and make a donation, giving hospice patients and their families the chance to create their own precious memories this Christmas. 

To dedicate a light in memory of someone special to you, please click here

Your light will go on to help others when they need it most, giving families the time to build long lasting memories together this Christmas.