Winter is a time for reflection. Times of remembrance and celebration make us appreciate those we care about and think fondly of those we have lost.
Each year, Light Up a Life brings the Nottinghamshire community together to remember loved ones and celebrate their lives, with each light on our tree shining bright in memory of someone special.
Your generous donations will not only shine a light on the memory of those special people but will also light up the lives of those we’ll be caring for throughout the festive period and beyond.
At Nottinghamshire Hospice, our care continues day and night throughout the year, and Christmas is no exception.
Throughout the festive season, our nursing teams will be out and about across the city and county caring for people in their own homes in the last weeks, days and hours of their lives.
Help us continue to be there for families by supporting our Light up a Life appeal
Light Up a Life
Dedicate a light on our tree in memory of someone special
Your light will shine brightly on our hospice Tree of Lights, as well as our virtual tree which sits in front of a stunning backdrop of Wollaton Hall.
Join us at the hospice for our Light up a Life event on Sunday 11th December
We’ll be remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones and those we’ve cared for over the last year. There’ll be carols and festive refreshments and we’ll be switching on the lights you’ve dedicated on our Tree of Lights.
Take part in the event at home with our Light Up a Life at Home pack.
The pack contains a graceful poem about grief and love, a candle to be lit, that will bring light into your home, a beautiful tree decoration for you to write a message of remembrance on and a special edition pin badge, so you can carry the memory of loved ones with you wherever you go over the festive season.
Buy one of our special edition festive Forget-Me-Not pin badges
These one-off pin badge designs would make a lovely Christmas gift, or keep one of yourself to wear in memory of loved ones.
Light up a night
Light our historic tower for a night in a colour of your choice in memory of a special someone. Let their memory shine out as a beacon of hope across the city.
Your support will make a difference
This will be Frank’s first Christmas without his beloved wife Joan. Nottinghamshire Hospice provided a care package which allowed the couple to be together at the end of her life. Frank is supporting Light Up a Life this year in memory of Joan, so that others can benefit from the same care.
Frank says: “Without the hospice care I don’t know how I would have coped. It enabled me to bring her home. The hospice helped us enormously. The main thing was we were together. The hospice is a fantastic place. The whole organisation is marvellous.”
Your donation will not only shine a light on the memory of the people special to you, but will also light up the lives of those we will be caring for during December and beyond:
We’re here for you
If you’ve experienced the death of a relative, friend or partner following an illness, our Bereavement Services are here to help you.