About the event
Remember a loved one this Christmas
Christmas is traditionally a time to get together with family, friends and loved ones to celebrate together; but this can be difficult if that special person who lit up your life won’t be here to celebrate with you.
Light up a Life give us the opportunity to remember them at this special time of year by dedicating a light on our Christmas tree that will shine vibrantly all through Christmas and into the New Year. The lights on our Christmas tree will be lit for the first time during our Service of Remembrance, which will be held on Saturday 5 December, during which friends and family are invited to pay tribute to those they have loved and lost.
This year, the service will be held online so that friends and family in Jersey, and around the world, can take part from the safety and comfort of their own home. This short service will include readings, songs and music, time for reflection, and the lighting of our five candles (which represent grief, courage, memories, love, and hope) before the lighting of our splendid Christmas tree at Hospice.
After Christmas, the names of everyone remembered in this way will be entered into a leather-bound Book of Remembrance, which is kept on display in our Reception throughout the year.
LIGHT UP A LIFE AT HOME
If you let us know that you plan to join us, we will send you a “Light Up A Life At Home” pack that will include an order of service, candle, and two memory tags for the Christmas Tree. If you wish to, you can write a personal message on one of the tags and send it back to us at Hospice and we will place it on our tree for you in time for the service. You can place the other on your own tree or somewhere special to you.
We ask for a minimum donation of £5 per name. This will help us to continue caring for people with a life limiting illness and supporting their families, over Christmas.
If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.
Jersey Hospice Care are delighted to provide the virtual service completely free, providing an opportunity for friends and family, locally and around the world, to come together to remember loved ones. Islanders are also being offered to sign up for a free “Light Up A Life At Home” box with thanks to sponsorship from De Gruchy’s Funeral Care, Maillards and Pitcher and Le Quesne. This will include the Order of Service, a pin badge, two “Memory Christmas Tree Tags”, and a small candle. Recipients of the box are invited to write a dedication on one of the tags and to send it back to Hospice to go on the “Memory Christmas Tree” at Clarkson House and keep one for themselves. Also during the service, the lights of the Christmas tree in the garden at Hospice will be turned on for the first time ahead of the festive period.