The festive season can be a time of nostalgia and memories and no matter how many months or years have passed since the loss of a loved one, it can often be a difficult time of the year.
Lisa Makey who leads Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s Family Support Services said: “Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s Light up a Life services are a wonderful and uplifting way to come together with your friends and family to remember and celebrate the memory of someone special.”
Rennie Grove is holding four services in different locations across Herts throughout November and December.
See the full list of local services here.
“Each service is unique but most include traditional carols and readings,” Lisa continues. “This is a special opportunity to join others in a service of reflection and remembrance and to light a candle to those whose memory you treasure.
“Every member of our community and not just those touched by hospice care, is warmly invited to join us and dedicate a light as a positive way of remembering someone special. Your light will bring comfort to others too and will shine on one of Rennie Grove’s Christmas trees at a Light up a Life service,” Lisa adds.
Every Light up a Life donation will be acknowledged with a dedication card bearing the name of the person to whom the light is dedicated.
Stephanie has been donating to Light up a Life for nearly 10 years. “I always felt strongly that it’s important for people to be cared for in their own home if that is where they want to be. As a child I was in and out of hospital a great deal and that experience has really stuck with me. Regardless of how good the care might have been, I just wanted to be at home,” she explains.
“The nurses from Rennie Grove make this possible and being able to support a local charity that gives people that choice is important to me.
“Every year we give the dedication card to mother-in-law in memory of my father-in-law. She’s 92 now and loves receiving it. The services offer the same lovely sense that the people you care about are not forgotten,” she adds.
Services are taking place between Sunday 18 November and Sunday 9 December in nine locations across Bucks and Herts. Please visit www.renniegrove.org/lual for full details of each service along with information on how to dedicate and light and make a donation.