Weston Hospicecare will host three church services in Weston-super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea as part of the charity’s annual Light Up A Life appeal.
The hospice will be hosting an afternoon and evening service in Weston and will be adding a further ceremony in Burnham.
The services will be illuminated by colourful lanterns which symbolise unique dedications made by families and friends of loved ones who have died.
There’s also a book of remembrance which will be present at all the ceremonies and will also be displayed at Jackson-Barstow House from Wednesday 20 November until mid-January.
The Weston formalities will take place at St Paul’s Church next to Clarence Park on Monday 9December. The afternoon service starts at 3.30pm and the evening service begins at 7.30pm.
The third ceremony will take place at Burnham-on-Sea Methodist Church on Wednesday 11 December and starts at 7pm.
Event manager Grace Dibden says: “I know how much Light Up A Life means to our supporters and I am looking forward to being able to continue that tradition this year.
“We have decided to add a date in Burnham-on-Sea to give supporters outside of Weston a more convenient way to remember their loved ones.
“All services will be led by hospice Chaplain Karen Murphy who I know has helped so many over the years and every dedication will be read out by our nurses, staff and volunteers.”
Those wishing to make a dedication can pick up a Light Up A Life leaflet from Jackson-Barstow House and the charity’s shops. All the information about how to make a dedication is enclosed within the leaflets which has a detachable slip. This needs to be completed and returned to the hospice by Monday 2 December in time for the services.
Alternatively, supporters can make an over-the-phone dedication by calling 01934 423900.
As part of the dedication process, supporters are asked to make a donation and select which service they plan to attend.