Remember loved ones with Light up a Life campaign

Families have a chance to remember their loved ones while supporting Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People with its annual Light up a Life campaign.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 11:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th December 2017, 11:57 am
Remember loved ones with Light up a Life campaign

In return for a donation to Martin House, people can make a dedication to their loved ones and will receive a personalised Light up a Life keepsake card.

Their named person will also appear in Martin House’s Books of Dedication, which go on display at St Mary’s Church, Boston Spa, Beverley Minster, St Mary’s Church, Whitby, and Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, between Wednesday 6th December and Saturday 6th January.

Jodie Shepherd, director of fundraising, said: “As the year draws to a close it’s a natural time for us to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

“With a Light up a Life dedication, you can celebrate a life while making a difference to Martin House children and young people, and their families.”

Dedications which are made online are also included on Martin House’s virtual memory tree on its website, as well as in the Books of Dedication, which are updated until Friday 5 January.

Martin House will also hold two Light up a Life services, one at St Mary’s in Boston Spa on Tuesday 5 December, the other at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, on Wednesday 6 December, both at 7pm.

The services include carols and readings, and a time for reflection.

During the services the Martin House Christmas tree will be lit, with each light shining for someone special.

Martin House has been caring for children and young people with life-limiting conditions for 30 years.

To make a dedication, fill in a Light up a Life form which is available from Martin House shops, or online at