Light Up a Life 2023

For more than 20 years, people in our community have dedicated lights on our tree to those that they hold dear.

We will continue to cherish memories of loved ones and celebrate their lives.

Dedicate a light in memory of your loved one

We know how difficult Christmas can be without the ones we cherish most.

Our grief doesn’t diminish but we can grow around it to remember our loved ones, and the time we spent with them, with fondness.

Every year, for over 20 years, we have invited you to dedicate a light to your loved one at Christmas.

Light Up a Life 2023 dedications

Dedications for Light Up a Life 2023 have now closed.

Viewing your dedications

If you made your dedication online, you are welcome to continue to visit the virtual tree🎄where you can revisit and share the dedications made to your loved one(s).

Everyone who made a dedication you can view the name of their loved one(s) in the Book of Lights 2023.

Light Up a Life service

Thank you to all who attended the Light Up a Life service 2023.

Year after year, our Light Up a Life service brings us together as a community to spend time and remember those not by our side.

Our community’s generosity has enabled us to provide free care for more than 2,000 patients and their families in the last year. Your dedications and continued support of Light Up a Life will help us strive to help more families and those who may be spending their last Christmas together.

Please accept our most sincere thanks for your kindness. ❤️

Book of Lights

The Book of Lights 2023 contains the names of those who have had a light dedicated to their memory by friends and loved ones.

The book has now been updated with those dedications made up to and including 18 December 2023.

Your donation matters

Your donation will help us continue providing vital care services to local people and their families who may be spending their last Christmas together. It costs £3.7 million each year to provide our care, and we really couldn’t offer this without your support.

On behalf of everyone here at Katharine House Hospice, please accept our most sincere thanks for your continued help and support. We will continue to strive and help more people with life-limiting conditions to live as fully as possible, make the most of the time they have left, and support their loved ones.

With best wishes,

David Fletcher
Director of Care

David Fletch, Director of Care at Katharine House Hospice.


With thanks to KGL Estates Ltd., sponsors of Light Up a Life 2023.

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