Light Up A Life This Christmas - The Directory Group



The Rowans Hospice is holding its annual Light Up A Life service which will take place this Christmas at Canoe Lake in Southsea. This very special family service gives those who have lost loved ones the opportunity to come together to remember and cherish the many happy memories of their lives. The event, which takes place on Friday 19th December from 5pm to 7pm, will include a short service starting at 5.45pm with carols and readings, led by The Rowans Hospice Chaplain, Carol Gully. Lights will be floated on the ‘Lake of Lights’ to represent all those being remembered.

The festive season can be especially difficult for those coping with loss. This simple act of remembrance is a poignant and meaningful way to celebrate, with reflection and hope, all those we miss at Christmas. This is an inclusive service open to anyone who is bereaved, not just those who have had contact with The Rowans Hospice.

Teresa Jeffery, In-Memory Events Fundraiser at The Rowans Hospice, said: “This is a lovely opportunity for the community to come together and remember loved ones. The Lake of Lights, which is sponsored by Biscoes Solicitors who support all our In-Memory Events, provides a focus with the candles floating on the lake representing the lives of family and friends. Everyone is invited to make a dedication and light a candle which is placed on a raft and floated on the Lake of Lights.”

For more information and to make a dedication and receive a personalised card to display at home, visit The Rowans Hospice website or call 023 9223 8533.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley