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Light Up A Life

And you will light up many more


As darker nights draw in, many of us will be thinking about the people we’ll miss most this winter. It’s a time for remembrance, and a chance to celebrate the memory of those we’ve lost.

Every year, our Light Up a Life appeal brings the Nottinghamshire community together to remember loved ones. Dedications made to celebrate someone special bring light to dark nights and ensure others can received our vital end-of-life care.

Light Up a Life

Your support will make a difference

Louisa Shaw-Yeoman, a registered nurse at Nottinghamshire Hospice, says: “One patient I visited last winter was surrounded by his wife and young children throughout his final moments. As the anniversary of his death approaches, I’ll be thinking of his family and the support we gave them.

“I know how much pain they’ve experienced, and that their first winter without him will be difficult. I’ve also seen how celebrating a person’s life and memory is a beautiful and precious thing.

“By sending us a dedication and donation, you’re making sure that others have the support they need in one of the most difficult moments of their life.” 

Louisa Shaw-Yeoman

Your generous donations will not only shine a light in memory of people close to your heart, but will also bring comfort to the people we’ll be caring for this winter and beyond.

At Nottinghamshire Hospice, our care is tireless. Whatever the time of day, night or the weather – we’re there for the people who need us most.

Our care teams will be out across the city and county caring for people in their own homes in the last days and hours of their lives.

Help us continue to be there for families by supporting our Light up a Life appeal


Dedicate a star in our night sky in memory of a loved one

Your shining star will sparkle in our virtual night sky – bringing light and warmth to cold winter nights.


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 love across Nottingham.

LUAL Event

Visit the hospice for our Light up a Life events on Sunday 3rd December

We’ll be remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones and those we’ve cared for over the last year. Join us for music, crafts, refreshments and the switch-on of our festive lights.

Festive Forget-Me-Not pin badge

Buy one of our special edition winter pin badges

Our limited-edition pin badges make a beautiful gift – or why not keep one to wear in memory of loved ones?

Your donation will not only shine a light on the memory of your loved ones, but will also light up the lives of those we’ll be caring for this winter:


pays for an hour of home care for one of our patients

Dedicate a star

pays for three bereavement sessions for someone mourning the loss of a loved one

Dedicate a star

pays for one of our team to stay overnight at a patient’s home.

Dedicate a star

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.

Bereavement Support at Nottinghamshire Hospice