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Getting involved in our Light up a Life appeal is a wonderful way to remember a loved one - whether they received care from our Hospice or not - at Christmas time. You can support our appeal by dedicating a star in return for a donation, attending one of our special services to celebrate and remember someone you love, or by lighting up our Night Sky. You can choose whether you would like a star to hang in our beautiful gardens until the twelfth night or appear in the digital Night Sky (details below).  If you would like to request a star to hang in the garden please call 01708 723593.

Our Light up a Life Night Sky shows the view from Saint Francis Hospice, across the hills to London. Be a part of Light up a Life and dedicate a star in memory of your loved one. You can make it personal by adding a photo and your own words. Then, their star will shine brightly in the sky for the whole festive period. 


Light up a Life is when we gather together to think of those special people who are no longer with us. It’s a chance for local people to celebrate the lives of those they have lost and to share memories. It’s a time to take a moment to reflect and remember the precious moments we had with them and to support each other at Christmas time.

Two of our services at St John’s Church in Havering-atte-Bower and within the Hospice grounds are now sold out, but we still have tickets available for the service at Brentwood Cathedral on Sunday 16th December at 4pm.