East Midlands Airport control tower lit up with Light Up a Life logo

EAST Midlands Airport is once again lighting up its air traffic control tower in support of our Light Up A Life appeal.

For the second year, passengers travelling to and from the Castle Donington airport will see our Light Up a Life logo projected onto the iconic 51-meter-high tower.
Our annual Light Up a Life appeal invites people to remember a loved one by dedicating a light on our hospice Christmas tree.

Delighted to support Light Up a Life

Steve Griffiths, East Midlands Airport’s Managing Director, said:

We’re delighted to support the Light Up A Life appeal and raise awareness of the incredibly important work Treetops does, by putting the charity’s name up in lights on our air traffic control tower.

Hundreds of people remember their loved ones

Treetops Chief Executive, Julie Heath, said:
“We are very grateful to East Midlands Airport for once again helping us raise awareness of Light Up A Life.

Light Up a Life is very special to Treetops and the local community. Every year, hundreds of people remember their loved ones by dedicating a light. Proceeds from dedications go towards helping us care for patients and families in the local community.

East Midlands Airport control tower lit up with Light Up a Life logo
Fiona Hickey has been dedicating a light in memory of her mum, Natalie, every year since she died of ovarian cancer in 2013. She is sharing her story to encourage others to support the local charity.
“It was always mum’s wish to stay at home, our family home, when the end came. So, between myself, my dad and my daughter, we looked after her.
“Towards the end, we were struggling because somebody had to be with her throughout the night. We were all exhausted.”

The Treetops nurse made so much difference

Our Hospice at Home nurses came to help care for Natalie at night.
“The Treetops nurse made so much difference. I knew I was leaving mum in capable, safe hands and it just meant we could all relax, have a good night's sleep, and be fresh the next day.
“In the end, mum died at home peacefully and we were all with her. We fulfilled our promise to keep her at home and we couldn’t have done that without Treetops Hospice.
Black and white photo of mum and daughter
Natalie and Fiona

We do Light Up a Life every year since mum died. I just think it’s such a lovely way to include somebody that you’ve lost in a family celebration at Christmas. By dedicating a light, you’re remembering that person, and you’re also giving something towards helping somebody else.”