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Light up a Life

Celebrate the lives of loved ones this Christmas

A special way to remember a loved one this Christmas. Dedicate a light on our Christmas Tree for a donation in your loved one's name.

Christmas is a time of year to spend happy times with family and friends, making magical memories and enjoying special moments. But for many of us, it can be a poignant reminder of those no longer with us. Every year, hundreds of people choose to celebrate the lives of their loved ones by being part of St Oswald's Light up a Life and dedicating a light in memory on our Christmas tree.

Whether or not you have a connection to St Oswald's Hospice, you can remember someone special this Christmas by taking part in Light up a Life. You can choose to receive a card bearing the name or names of those you are remembering or a beautiful festive pin badge to wear in memory. Whichever option you choose, you'll also receive a memory star on which you can write a message and hang on your tree at home or bring along to our Light up a Life Celebration Event.

Light up a Life Christmas Celebration Event

Utilita Arena
Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7NA 
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Doors Open: 5.00pm
Event Starts: 6.30pm

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Donate and remember a loved one

Thank you for considering taking part in Light up a Life. All funds raised through your donations will support our vital work with local adults, young people, babies and children in our community.

Share your photos on our Memory Wall

We would love to include a photo of the special person or people you are remembering on our Memory Wall. Please email a photograph to us at enquiries@stoswaldsuk.org stating your loved ones name.

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Dedicating a light in memory of a loved one

Light up a Life is open to everyone, not just those cared for by St Oswald’s. To dedicate a light in memory, please complete the form below. You can choose to receive a personalised card containing the name(s) of those you are remembering, and a memory star. Instead you could opt to receive a beautiful pin badge and memory star for your donation.

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Please choose how you would like to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one

You can choose to receive a collectable pin badge and memory star instead of a printed card (one per donation) which is a new option for this year, one card with up to five names on (this option helps us to reduce our administration and postage costs and ensures that your donation can be directed where it is needed most; supporting local people who need hospice care) or an individual card for each name. There is no limit to the number of individual cards you can have but we ask you to consider making an additional donation of £1 per card as a minimum to help us cover costs.

If you would like to place an order that is not an option above, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team on 0191 246 9123 who will deal with your order personally.

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I want to gift aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years to St Oswald’s Hospice. Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify St Oswald’s if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

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