Remembering a loved one at Christmas with Prospect Hospice

Join our Light up a Life celebration and support vital hospice care in your community.

Our annual remembrance service, Light up a Life, is a time for us to collectively reflect on the year and think about those people who are no longer with us. For us to come together as a community and share the joy of their memory – and, importantly, to support each other as we mourn their loss.

For the first time since 2019, we are delighted to be able to hold this service in person once again. This year we will be holding two services at Christ Church, Old Town, Swindon, on Sunday 4 December at 1pm and 3.30pm.

Below you will find a form for you to complete, where you can tell us which service you wish to attend and how many people will be joining you. You can also tell us the names of those you would like to remember, along with a space for a personal message. All messages and names will be collected together and printed in a special book of remembrance – which will be available to view at the service.

At the service we’ll also have memory stars available for you to write your own words of love and remembrance of your special loved one. All of the memory stars we receive will be displayed at the hospice in Wroughton.

Should you wish to join us, we kindly ask that you complete the below form no later than Friday 18 November, to ensure that you are part of this beautiful celebration.

Ursula's story

“I will be taking part in this year’s Light up a Life service to remember my mum, Magdalene. I do hope you can join me at the service to remember those you love.”

Click here to read Ursula's story

Donate in memory of a loved one and help support our work caring for local families

Help and support at this time

We understand that Christmas can be an incredibly difficult time for those who are grieving and we want you to know that you are not on your own. We encourage you to talk to your friends and family about how you are feeling, however, should you feel you need support from others at this time, there are many local organisations available to you to offer the support you need. Please find details of these below.

Prospect Hospice

If your loved one was cared for by Prospect Hospice and you would like to enquire about bereavement support with us, you can call us on 01793 816124 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

Cruse Bereavement Care

Tel: 0808 808 1677

Child Bereavement UK   

Tel: 0800 028 8840


Tel: 116123

Silverline (provides information, friendship and advice for older people)

Tel: 0800 470 8090

Should you wish to donate to the hospice at this time of year in memory of a loved one and support our work in the community, you can do this via the form above.