Light Up A Life services raise thousands for local hospices

THE final joint Light Up A Life service takes place at All Hallows Church in Woolsery tonight (Wednesday). This year s appeal has once again raised a significant amount for both Children s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice, money that will help b

THE final joint Light Up A Life service takes place at All Hallows Church in Woolsery tonight (Wednesday).

This year's appeal has once again raised a significant amount for both Children's Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice, money that will help both hospices care for children and adults in the local community with life-threatening illnesses.

Ian Roome, Community Fundraiser for Children's Hospice South West, said Light Up A Life services had been well attended throughout the appeal.

"These special services across North Devon bring so much comfort to people and give them a special way of remembering their loved ones. They provide the opportunity for people to light a candle and reflect on those cherished memories that are so personal to them."


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Donations are still coming in, but it is estimated that this year's appeal will raise in the region of �4,500 for Children's Hospice South West. The North Devon Hospice has put its total at �22,557.

Mr Roome added: "Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this year's Light Up A Life Appeal. The money raised will help us to ensure that families with life-limited children receive the support that they need this Christmas, and to help create special memories to last them a lifetime. Sadly for many of them, this year may be their last chance to have a family Christmas together."

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For those that have been unable to attend a service, or would prefer to light a remembrance candle at home, special candles are still available from Little Bridge House and North Devon Hospice.

A final service for the North Devon Hospice takes place at Bideford Methodist Church on Saturday, starting at 11am.

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