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Remember loved ones at a Dorothy House Service of Light

Dorothy House Hospice Care in Winsley invites local people to come to their ‘Services of Light’, part of their annual Light Up a Life Appeal, to remember loved ones at Christmas. 

Services will be held across Wiltshire up to 8th December. All events start at 6pm with doors opening from 5.30pm, entry is open to all and no tickets are required. For more information on the ‘Light up a Life’ Appeal and Services of Light in the area please see event details below or visit www.dorothyhouse. org.uk/ events/

The services are around one hour long and will feature Christmas carols, readings, an opportunity to remember loved ones and to light a candle in their memory.

These seasonal services of remembrance are part of the annual Dorothy House ‘Light up a Life’ Appeal.  Last year, the appeal raised £68,000 to help the hospice provide palliative and end of life care, free of charge to local communities and it’s hoped that the appeal will raise more funds to help the hospice this year.

Dorothy House supporter Anthony Nash explains what the Services of Light means to him and his wife Gill; “The beautiful and thoughtful structure of music, carols and readings makes this an unmissable event.  Being there makes you feel close to your lost loved one at this special time of the year.”

Dorothy House Hospice Care, fundraiser, Yvonne Brunton, who helped organise the services said, “The Light up a Life Appeal and Services of Light are a very special time for families and friends to join together and remember a loved one. Many people gain great encouragement from attending the services and view it as the start of their Christmas.”

Dorothy House Hospice Care, chief executive John Davies said, ‘It’s always a privilege to attend the Dorothy House Services of Light. The services are a great opportunity for families to remember loved ones and reflect before the busy Christmas season begins.

“Since 1976, the hospice has cared for 45,000 patients and their families in the local community and this has been made possible by the generosity of many supporters and volunteers who have made Dorothy House the special place it is today.”

Please join Dorothy House at one of their 2017 Services of Light, see list of event details below;

Wednesday 6th December – St James’ Church, Church Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8RU

Thursday 7th December  – Wesley Chapel, Wesley Slope, Frome, BA11

Friday 8th December – St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Square, Corsham, SN13 0BY

For more information about Dorothy House’s Light Up a Life Appeal, Services of Light or to donate please visit www. dorothyhouse .org.uk/get-involved /fundraising/lual/ or call 01225 721480.

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