Remember someone special this Christmas


Sun, 01 December 2019


Lighting ceremony begins at 4pm


  • Treetops Hospice Care
  • , Derby Road
  • , Risley
  • , Derbyshire
  • , DE72 3SS

Contact details

Each light on our tree will shine in memory of someone special throughout the festive period, and your dedications are displayed in the Book of Remembrance.

View the Book of Remembrance

Printed copies will also be on display at our Light up a Life ceremony.

Please be advised that dedications are now closed and we are unable to include any further dedications received in the Book of Remembrance. You are still very welcome to join us for the lighting ceremony.

Join us for the lighting ceremony

on Sunday 1 December 2019

Join us at Treetops Hospice Care for music, carols, readings and prayers, culminating in the switching on of the Christmas tree lights.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday 1 December 2019 starting at 4pm. Refreshments will be available from 3pm. Christmas cards, plants, homemade preserves and handmade Christmas wreaths will also be on sale – cash sales only.

This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather. On-site parking is only available for blue badge holders.

You do not have to attend the ceremony in order to sponsor a light.

Julie and Carli Lakin

“A light in the darkness”


“It was my mum Julie’s wish to stay at home and receive palliative care and we so wanted to honour her last wish.

“As a family we had no experience of caring, especially in a home setting and we were often left feeling stranded not knowing what to do for the best or where to turn for help, something no family should have to deal with when caring for a loved one.

“At a time when nothing made sense and everything seemed a battle, the Treetops Hospice at Home nurses were literally like a light in the darkness. We no longer felt like we were fumbling about alone. We had support and advice that was exactly what we needed.

“From the very first phone call and meeting, we knew that we had found the help and advice we desperately needed as a family. Not only did they advise and give emotional support, they gave compassionate care to my mum and gave my dad the chance to have some respite from being my mum’s main carer. It was so nice to have people to help us who understood the system and the way palliative care at home works.

“As a family we will forever be grateful and thankful for the Treetops nurses. They enabled us to care for my mum in her last few weeks at home, where she wanted to be, and she passed away peacefully with dignity.”

Carli Lakin and family