Light up a Life appeal

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A special community event will offer people the opportunity to remember and celebrate loved ones by dedicating a light on a charity’s Christmas tree this December.

Saint Michael’s, a Harrogate-based hospice, invites local people to make Light up a Life a meaningful part of their Christmas tradition, helping memories to shine on while ensuring local families living with terminal illness get the care and support they need.

Chief Executive of Saint Michael’s, Tony Collins, said: “Each year hundreds of people choose Light up a Life as a special way to pay tribute to family and friends who are no longer with us.

“Whether you have a personal connection to Saint Michael’s, or simply wish to remember a loved one in a unique and meaningful way, we look forward to warmly welcoming you to Light up a Life.”

People making a dedication will receive a special memory star, as well as extra stars for children and young people to decorate and hang on the tree at home, or on the beautifully lit Saint Michael’s tree.

The lights will be illuminated during two community events to be held at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday December 4 at 3.30pm and Saint Michael’s Hospice on Hornbeam Park Avenue on Sunday December 11 at 4pm.

To dedicate a light, visit, phone 01423 878628 or email

All Light up a Life donations provide more care for families at Christmas.