Remember your loved ones this Christmas

Christmas is a time when we remember our loved ones who are no longer with us and when we reflect on our memories of them.

Light up a Life gives you the chance to remember your loved ones – family, friends and colleagues – by dedicating a light on one of our Christmas trees, writing a message for the Book of Memories and joining us at one of our special services.  At the services, you’re invited to see your light(s) being switched on and view your message(s) in the Book of Memories.

View the dates and times for our services.

View last year’s Book of Memories

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We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“Laura always loved to be the centre of things so she’d have been delighted to see us at the service to keep her memory alive and we have a leaf for her on the St Giles Memory Tree. We will certainly keep going to Light up a Life for as long as we can.”

For Kathy Jones and her family, Light up a Life in 2018 provided a moving and very fitting tribute to daughter Laura, who had passed away earlier that year at St Giles.

“It was the first Christmas since Laura died, so as a way to remember Laura and thank St Giles for the way they cared for her, we decided to make a dedication through Light up a Life and attend a service,” said Kathy.

“We were so fortunate to be referred to St Giles during Laura’s cancer diagnosis and her end of life care. I don’t know what we would have done without them. It was such a relief to us all. Everybody was so kind, from the volunteer tea lady to the people in charge.

“It’s good to have an opportunity for people to come together to remember their loved ones. My husband and I went along to the service and Laura’s father came up from Bristol to be with us. It was very emotional but very fitting and I’m so glad we took part.

“I’m not a religious person but I found the service, poems and readings very moving.”

Join Kathy in remembering your loved one this Christmas by making a dedication at one of our Light up a Life services.

Light up a Life services 2019

Aldridge Methodist Church
Saturday 30th November, 4pm

St Modwen’s Church, Burton upon Trent
Sunday 1st December, 6pm

Four Oaks Methodist Church, Sutton Coldfield
Sunday 1st December, 6:30pm

St Mary the Virgin Church, Uttoxeter
Sunday 1st December, 3pm

St Giles Hospice, Whittington (outdoor service)
Thursday 5th December, 6:30pm

St Giles Hospice, Sutton Coldfield (outdoor service)
Saturday 7th December, 4pm

St Editha’s Church, Tamworth
Saturday 7th December, 6pm

Walsall Town Hall (in conjunction with The Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare)
Sunday 8th December, 2pm

St Luke’s Church, Cannock
Sunday 8th December, 6pm

Lichfield Cathedral (outdoor service)
Sunday 8th December, 6:30pm

Your support matters. Thank you.

For further information about Light up a Life please contact the Supporter Care Team on 01543 432538 or

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