Thank you for joining us to Light up a Life

Thank you to everyone who has made a dedication in memory of their loved ones this Christmas 2020.

We hope that by dedicating a light on our virtual Christmas tree and writing a message for the Book of Memories, our Light up a Life campaign has provided some comfort at what can be a difficult time of year.

It’s only thanks to your support that we can continue to provide care to local people, and their families, living with a terminal illness. Thank you so much.

Book of Memories locations

  • Aldridge Methodist Church
  • St Mowden’s Church, Burton upon Trent
  • St Mary the Virgin Church, Uttoxeter
  • St Editha’s Church, Tamworth
  • St Giles Hospice, Whittington (available to view outside)

Please check with individual locations for their opening times before visiting.

Online Book of Memories

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

Please note, postal donations appear in alphabetical order by surname from pages 1 – 153.

Online donations are towards the back of the book and appear alphabetically by the first letter of the first word entered on the online form (e.g. Alan Smith would appear under ‘A’ and Someone Special would appear under ‘S’).

Book of memories button

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

Denise Walker has supported St Giles since her partner, Peter, died from cancer in 2018.

She said: “We had a lovely life together until 2015 when he was diagnosed with lung cancer, which later spread to his brain. He went to St Giles for care and support and the whole team there were fantastic – it was such a relief to know he was in good hands.”

“I call the staff at St Giles ‘God’s angels’ – they are wonderful, like God’s helpers at work. No matter how the family is affected they are so calm, honest and compassionate. Everyone involved with the hospice deserves a big gold medal and a hug.”

After Peter sadly died, Denise made a dedication and attended a Light up a Life service in her local area.

“I found it very moving,” she added. “It’s a lovely way to keep me connected with St Giles and a wonderful way to say thank you for giving Peter the care that he needed, as well as supporting me too.”

“You never know when you or a loved one will need the sort of care that St Giles can offer – it’s vital that the care is there when people need it and that fundraising activities like Light up a Life continue through these difficult times.”