Lights of Love returning to Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield to benefit hospice
PUBLISHED: 14:35 03 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:27 03 November 2017
This November a local hospice's festive annual "Lights of Love" remembrance ceremony is due to return to Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.
Putting up Christmas trees at eight ceremonies, Isabel Hospice invites people to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away.
Visitors can join in with carols and make a dedication by attaching a silver star to the tree, before the lights are switched on.
The dedications will be saved and available for viewing in all local Isabel Hospice shops.
Welwyn Garden City man Anthony Grice will hang a star for his wife Val, who was cared for in her last days by the charity’s Hospice at Home team.
They provided care equipment and at-home nursing free of charge.
Anthony said: “When my wife was seriously ill with cancer, it was her wish that she die at home.
“The help received was amazing. “What a lovely caring service, I cannot thank them enough.”
Laura Pigott, community fundraiser for the hospice, said: “There is no cost to attend Lights of Love but as a small charity, Isabel Hospice rely on the generosity and goodwill of our local community to help us bring light and hope to families dealing with terminal illness.
“Money raised will go towards caring for more people with a life-limiting condition, across eastern Hertfordshire.”
Dates and times:
Saturday Nov 18, 4pm: Hatfield Galleria
Saturday Nov 25, 4pm: Welwyn Garden City Green, Campus West
Ceremonies will also be held in Bishop’s Stortford, Buntingford, Cheshunt, Hertford, Sawbridgeworth and Ware.