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Christmas can be a very emotional occasion, a special season for spending time with friends and family, and for remembering those who are no longer with us. Their absence can be deeply felt, whether their death was recent, or if many years have passed.

Light Up A Life is our Christmas time celebration of everything that St Clare stands for – standing side by side with families from across our community in honour of their loved ones. Unique services will be held throughout our catchment area with carols, music, readings and refreshments, in the company of those who understand. Candles are lit at each service, every shining light representing the life and memories of a loved one.

We know how much our annual Light Up A Life services mean to so many families across West Essex and East Herts and welcome you to join us this year. Each service is free to attend and open to everyone, whatever their faith – and is not only for the many patients and families St Clare has helped.

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It is also an occasion to make a personal dedication in memory of someone special; all names are included in our interactive Online Book of Remembrance, as well as being inscribed into our hardback book for you to view throughout the year at the Hospice. 

It is very simple to set up a dedication in the name of your loved one with a personal message. The book will remain a permanent feature on the St Clare Hospice website allowing you to share their memory throughout Christmas and beyond. You can also let us know which service you, your friends and family would like to attend.

Add a Light Up A Life 2018 Dedication

Like our care, dedications remain free but we are grateful for all donations you may wish to contribute to St Clare's care this year. Also if you can, please do let us know if you qualify for GiftAid, which could make your donation worth 25% more to St Clare.

You can of course attend one of our services without making a dedication.

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