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Thousands light up a life in memory of loved ones

A huge thank you to everyone who has taken part in Light up a Life 2016, so far an amazing £93,000 has been raised for the Hospice!

Our Berwick Light up a Life service took place on Monday 12th December at the Berwick Baptist Church. 

Mayor Ivor Dixon along with the The Norham Village Band, the Berwick Community Choir and church parishioners came together to remember their loved ones. 

This year’s remembrance tree lights were switched on by brother and sister Harry, age 14 and Lauren, age 11, who were remembering their dad Paul who died on St Oswald's Inpatient Unit last month.

Harry And Lauren

 Harry and sister Lauren

Following on from our Berwick service, our Newcastle Light up a Life service took place on Tuesday 12th December, where over 1000 people came together.

Entertainment on the night included recently crowned ‘Choir of the Year’ Voices of Hope Choir, Robsons Choice, The Longbenton High School Choir and the Newcastle Concert Band.

Finlay North, 9, from Newcastle turned on the special remembrance tree lights at the service. Finlay and his family were remembering their dad and husband, Peter North, who died earlier this year on St Oswald's Inpatient Unit. 

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Davina Radford, Chaplain at St Oswald’s, said:

Thank you to everyone who attended our Light up a Life services, and to the wonderful band and singers for their entertainment as well as the lovely readers. I hope comfort was brought to you at this special time of year. I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. 

If you would like to make a donation to Light up a Life, please call our Fundraising Team on 0191 246 9123, or make a donation online here.

Please note however that you may not receive your memory card before Christmas.

To view our Light up a Life 2016 photo gallery, please click here.