Rowans Hospice Charity's Lake of Lights Event
The event will be an opportunity for the community to come together to reflect on memories shared with loved ones who are no longer with us.
As in previous years, Rowans Hospice Charity's Lake of Lights in-memory event is taking place at Canoe Lake in Southsea. The community is invited to come along on Sunday, 18 December 2022, to remember loved ones they have lost, and dedicate a candle that will be placed on the lake, creating a magical ‘Lake of Lights'. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether they have received support from the Charity or not.
The event will start at 17:00 hrs with a remembrance service commencing at 17:45 hrs, led by the Charity’s Spiritual Care Chaplain, Carol Gully. The Purbrook Community Choir will sing Christmas carols, followed by a performance from the Gosport Solent Brass Band to create a beautiful evening of remembrance. Parking will be available along the Seafront from Eastney to South Parade Pier, along with the Canoe Lake Car Park. The event will come to an end at approximately 19:00 hrs.
Carol Milner, Director of People Services & Income Generation, says “Christmas is a special time of the year for so many of us. It is a time to create new memories with the people we love while also remembering the loved ones we have lost. The Lake of Lights event is an uplifting and meaningful event for people in our community to remember people who are no longer with us, while also supporting the care we provide at Rowans Hospice Charity.”
The event is part of the national 'Light Up A Life' campaign, a series of in-memory community events organised by Hospices during the festive period.
Anyone unable to attend the Lake of Lights event can dedicate a candle in memory of a loved one on the Charity's online Tree of Lights instead. Dedications can be combined with a donation to the Light Up A Life Appeal, which will directly support the delivery of local Hospice care. For more information, visit www.rowanshospice.co.uk/event/light-up-a-life-lake-of-lights/
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