Light up a Life appeal: remembering loved ones at Christmas

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Donations are coming in to support this year’s Prince of Wales Hospice Light Up A Life campaign.

The appeal – launched in partnership with the Express – offers the chance to sponsor a light in the hospice gardens in memory of a loved one.

Names of those remembers, and who they are remembered by, will also be displayed in books of remembrance in the hospice and at South Elmsall, Pontefract and Airedale libraries.

The names will also be printed weekly in the Express until December 18.

Amanda Jubb, hospice fundraiser, said: “By dedicating a light in memory of a loved one, you really do help us to continue to provide the best possible care that we can for the people who need it within the Five Towns community.”

The hospice costs £2.2m per year to run and relies on charitable donations for most of this.

The Halfpenny Lane facility provides specialist care for those with life-limiting illnesses.

The hospice will also be holding a series of remembrance services across the area in the run up to Christmas.

Details will be announced in the Express in coming weeks.

Last year’s campaign raised more than £20,000 for the hospice, as hundreds of people remembered their relatives who were cared for at the hospice.

To dedicate a light or for more information on the Light Up A Life appeal visit the hospice website at or call 01977 708868.

Alternatively, fill in the coupon on this page and send it with your donation to the Prince of Wales Hospice, Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4BG.

More names will be listed in the Express next week as well as in the books of remembrance at libraries across the area.