Thank you for supporting Light up a Life

A huge thank you to everyone who made a dedication and attended one of our Light up a Life services.

Our 2023 virtual service is now available to view on our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, please call our fundraising team on 01543 432538 or email fundraising@stgileshospice.com.

Book of Memories

An online version of the Book of Memories is now available.

Please note, dedications appear in alphabetical order by surname – or in alphabetical order by the first letter of the first word entered on the online form (e.g. Someone Special would appear under ‘S’).

What Light up a Life means for Michelle’s family

Michelle Berry is supporting Light up a Life this year to remember her dad, David, who spent the last few months of his life at St Giles earlier this year.

She said: “The team went above and beyond for our family and supported my dad to be able to attend my wedding day, just weeks before he died.

“When my dad received his terminal diagnosis, it didn’t really register with me at first. I think we all have this naivety that our parents will be around forever. I’d never really thought about getting married before, but it was at this point I knew I wanted my dad to see me get married before he’d no longer be here.”

Every little girl wants their dad at their wedding, and St Giles helped me make that happen.

“We planned and arranged our wedding in six weeks – everyone at St Giles supported my dad to attend the wedding; from ensuring he was pain free on the day to arranging transport. I could never repay the debt of gratitude I owe to St Giles – and that’s why this year I’ll be supporting Light up a Life.

Light up a Life is a wonderful way to support St Giles, whilst remembering loved ones who are no longer with us at Christmas.”