Dates: October – December 2020.

Overview: Dedicate a light on our virtual Christmas tree and write a message for the Book of Memories.

Join us to remember your loved ones this Christmas

Despite the difficulties we’re all facing this year, we’re delighted to be able to go ahead with Light up a Life 2020.

As with many things, the event will of course be slightly different, but it will continue to offer a poignant way to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us and reflect on our memories of them.

This year, we’re inviting you to dedicate a light on our virtual Christmas tree and write a message for the Book of Memories, which will be displayed for you to view at various locations around the region, as well as online.

You’ll also receive your own keepsake card, featuring the name of your loved one and dedication, as well as a Light up a Life decoration which you can personalise and hang on your Christmas tree at home.

In light of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic, we’re sadly unable to host our services this year. Thank you so much for your understanding and we hope you’ll still join us to Light up a Life.

For further information, please contact our Supporter Care Team on 01543 432538 or email

Please note: To ensure your message is included in the Book of Memories, please make your dedication by Thursday 12th November 2020. Any dedications made after this date will appear on our virtual tree only.

Book of Memories locations

  • St Giles Hospice, Whittington
  • Aldridge Methodist Church
  • St Luke’s Church, Cannock
  • St Mowden’s Church, Burton
  • Further locations to be confirmed

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

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.”