Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Care for Christmas

Traditionally, Christmas is a time of celebration, family reunions and remembering how truly special life can be when we share and build memories together.

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

How can I help families to make lasting memories this Christmas?

Whether you donate in memory of a loved oneattend one of our events, or buy our Christmas cards, you’ll give families across Nottinghamshire the greatest gift of all this Christmas, time together to make lasting memories.

Light Up a Life – a special memory for everyone

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Light up a Life is the time we come together each year to remember and celebrate the people we love and have lost.

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 this year for Light up a Life and dedicate a light on our trees in their memory.

Our Christmas trees will shine bright with hundreds of lights over Christmas to symbolise the life and memory of those precious relationships.

This year, we’ve launched an online 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.

We’ll also be holding two events for families and friends to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have died, see their lights shining on our real Christmas trees, and view the Book of Remembrance. Details will be available shortly, so check back soon or keep an eye on our social media channels for the big announcement.

Dedicate a light

Find out more about our memorial service and torchlit walk 

Light Up a Night

Nottinghamshire Hospice Light Up a Night

We’re inviting businesses and others to turn our historic cupola tower into a beacon of hope that will shine a light across the city every night in December to raise vital funds as the annual ‘Light Up a Night’ campaign returns.

Organisations can light up the night by donating £350 – the cost of providing a nurse to care for a patient overnight in their own home.

Click here to Light Up a Night

 Festive Fair

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Browse our wonderful selection of festive gift stalls, Christmas decorations, visit Santa in his grotto and have a well-earned rest in our tea room where you can visit Santa in his grotto and have a well earned rest in our tea room where you can treat yourself to mulled wine and a mince pie or two.

NEW FOR 2018: We’re welcoming a whole host of local fine food and drink producers so you can stock up on those extra special treats and hand-crafted nibbles ahead of family and friends visiting during the festive period.

Click here to RSVP and get the latest updates on our Facebook event

Christmas Cards

We’re celebrating all things Nottinghamshire this Christmas with a beautiful range of Nottinghamshire winter scene Christmas cards. Available soon from your nearest shop, online, or at our Festive Fair on 25th November.

Each design is available as a pack of 10 for £3.99

Leave the effort of getting rid of your Christmas tree to us! 

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, full of joy, frivolity, parties and family gatherings around the Christmas Tree. But if you’ve got a real Christmas tree, what goes up must come down and once your Christmas tree is past it’s best we can collect and recycle it for you.

The great news is that you can support Nottinghamshire Hospice by having your real tree collected and recycled by our wonderful team of volunteers and right from your own front door. No pine needles in your car boot and no queues at the tip.

Click here for more information

Raise free funds when you shop online this Christmas

Shopping online this Christmas to beat the crowds? You could raise free funds for Nottinghamshire Hospice at the same time…it’s easy!

Use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,300 retailers including Argos, John Lewis, ASOS,, eBay, Amazon, Sainsbury’s, and M&S.

Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Nottinghamshire Hospice every time, it’s that easy!

Donate while you shop

If you’d like to give the gift of care in another way, or would like to find out more about any of the initiatives above, please call our fundraising team on 0115 910 1008 or email