This year, the Lord Mayor’s chosen charity is St Gemma’s Hospice, and they are running a Light Up A Life Appeal this Christmas. Please see the comment below from a St Gemma’s representative:
“Christmas is a special time, but it can also be difficult as we remember loved ones who are no longer with us. St Gemma’s Light up a Life is a chance to remember those people together. Anyone can take part, whether you have a connection with the Hospice or not. Simply donate and then a light on one of their festive trees will shine in honour of your loved one. You’ll also be invited to a beautiful candlelit ceremony where the thousands of lights will be switched on, each representing a life. Visit www.st-gemma.co.uk/lightupalife or call 0113 218 5555.”
The lights will shine throughout the festive season from 2nd December until 5th January.
Two candlelit remembrance ceremonies will take place:
Hospice Light up a Life Ceremony
Sunday 2nd December, 4:00pm
This will be in the Hospice grounds, where the thousands of lights will be switched on.
Immaculate Heart Church Ceremony
Wednesday 12th December, 6:30pm
This second ceremony will take place indoors at Immaculate Heart Church on Harrogate Road.
During each ceremony there will be carols, readings and a time to reflect before the lights on the festive trees are switched on. Full details of the ceremonies will be sent out to you.
For more information and to be re-directed to teh St Gemma’s webpage for the appeal, click here.