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Giving in memory

Light up a Life

Remembering a loved one

Remembering a loved one at Christmas with Prospect Hospice

Please join our Light up a Life celebration – dedicate a light on our tree and support vital hospice care for your community.

We would like to invite you to join us at Prospect Hospice on Sunday 1 December for our annual Light up a Life service. Our Light up a Life service is a very poignant occasion where hundreds of people from across our community gather to remember special people from our lives who sadly won’t be with us this Christmas.

There will be traditional carols, readings and an especially poignant moment during the service where our Christmas tree, which stands proudly at the front of the hospice over the festive period, is lit, each light representing the life of someone special.

Please if you can, support our appeal by making a donation to Prospect Hospice and dedicating a light in memory of someone you love at Light up a Life.

Jenny's story

“One Sunday afternoon, I was sat with Joe and my daughter, Collette, we noticed there was something going on outside. We’d never heard of Light up a Life before, but we saw everyone gathering outside, singing carols and the lighting of the tree – it was wonderful and very moving. Two days later, we lost Joe. But I’ll never forget that moment, sitting holding his hand, listening to the carols, watching the lights sparkle.

“Every year now, I look forward to Light up a Life. It’s time for me to look back on precious memories with Joe, surrounded by love and understanding, amongst people who have walked in my shoes.”

To read about Jenny’s story, click on the link below:

Light up a Life appeal - Jenny's story

Light up a Life appeal - Jenny's story

Your support will light up the lives of more patients and their families

Your support will light up the lives of more patients and their families

The generous donations received from our Light up a Life appeal go straight towards helping patients and their families when they seek out help.

Here’s how your donation could help:

£28, could pay for 90 minutes of a patient’s stay on our inpatient unit, where we can provide the care and support they need.

£68, is enough to pay for a two hour visit by a Prospect@Home nurse to a local patient’s home, where they feel safe and comfortable.

£247, which could pay for 12 hours of specialist nursing care for a patient on our inpatient unit.

£1,822, an extraordinary gift of this amount covers the cost to run our inpatient unit at Prospect Hospice for eight full hours.

Confirm your place at the Light up a Life service today

We’re sure you can appreciate that a lot of people like to attend our Light up a Life service, so please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to join us by completing the form below.

There will be a park and ride service, provided by Swindon’s Bus Company, running to and from Nationwide House on Pipers Way in Swindon. Please note there will only be very limited disabled parking at the hospice, and these places will be allocated in advance.

There will be no additional parking at Prospect hospice on the day. Please contact 01793 816161 to reserve one of these spaces should you need it.

Confirm your place at the 2019 Light up a Life service today

Your support will light up the lives of more patients and their families

Thank you to our supporters

The care we offer to patients and their families costs over £9m every year, seventy-two percent of which is raised through the support of our community. Read more about our amazing supporters.

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