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Cransley Hospice Trust is holding its annual Tree of Lights event virtually for the first time this year. With local and national restrictions in place, the local charity wants to ensure that everyone, regardless of faith or age can make a dedication in memory of a loved one and take part in the annual Tree of Lights event.

Anyone that registers for the popular event will be sent their own Tree of Lights Remembrance Pack and invited to share in the commemorative service which will be streamed from the Cransley Hospice  Facebook page on 6th December.


The popular service would normally take place on the St Mary’s Hospital site in Kettering, where the Hospice is based. People gather to light up a life, leave dedications and seek comfort from the service that brings the whole community together at this special, yet sometimes difficult time of year.

This year whilst people are not physically able to gather due to the COVID-19 restrictions, on the 6th December at 6.30pm, the ‘In Memory’ Tree of Lights service will be streamed online and everyone is invited to watch, take part and to ‘Light Up a Life’, in memory of a loved one by making a dedication and donation in advance of the service. Anyone who registers via the website before 27th November 2020, will be sent a Tree of Lights Remembrance Pack which will include amongst other things, a candle to light, a small tree and details of the service so that they can take part from the comfort of their own homes.

This year so many people have been affected by loss and due to the virus, unable to grieve in a way that is familiar to them, so Cransley Hospice wants to welcome all those that have loved ones they wish to remember, whether they have been cared for at the hospice or not.

The Tree of Lights will be lit on the St Mary’s Hospital site from the 6th December to 5th January and people will be able to visit the tree during this time if they wish.

The specialist clinical teams at Cransley Hospice provide outstanding compassionate care to local people and their families each year which is only possible with the on-going generosity and help of supporters. Anyone supporting this year’s Tree of Lights event will also be helping other families in need.