Light Up A Life. A Christmas tree in the background with a polaroid photo showing Clair hugging her Dad.

Share your memories with a light on the Light up a Life Tree.

Every year, hundreds of people remember a loved one with a light on the Treetops Light up a Life Tree. 

Each light is a precious memory that brings comfort and joy.

Remembering someone special at Christmas

Clair from Sandiacre always remembers her dad, Trev with a light on the Tree:

It’s important for me and my family to have memories that make us smile when we remember him."

She added: "One of my most precious memories is that dad used to build a sledge ready for when it snowed, we used to take it to the hill where he grew up and spend all day sledging until we would break it.”

It is simple to share a memory, simply choose your light and upload a photograph with your memory or message.  Once you have done this, you and your family can see the tree at anytime from anywhere.  If you prefer to complete a form for us to put your light and message on the tree call Catherine Clarke on 07930 936333

You can have more than one light and choose the value of your donation knowing it will help Treetops to care for people across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

You and your family do not have to have received care from the hospice to be able to have a light. 

How your light helps others

You can choose the value of your donation knowing your light will help local patients and families.  

Here are just a few ways you could help:

Young girl sitting in chair talking to a bereavement counsellor


helps two bereaved children receive resources that will help them to process their feelings.

A Treetops Hospice Nurse in her blue uniform smiling at the camera


helps a family who are caring for a loved one receive a night visit from one of our Roaming Nurses.

A Treetops Hospice Nurse sat on a sofa talking to another lady


helps provide a patient who is at the very end of life, with a night of Hospice at Home nursing care.

Light up a Life Event

Join us at our annual Light up a Life Event. Led by our wonderful volunteer spiritual lead, Malcolm Brown. We come together to remember loved ones at this special time of year. Following some readings and carols our Christmas lights will be switched on and we will take a moment to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

The service takes place on Sunday 3rd December from 4pm – 5pm at the hospice grounds in Risley. We will be open from 3:00pm – 5:30pm.

There will be some stalls and we will be selling teas, coffees, and mince pies before and after the event. There is no cost to come along to the event.

Light up a Life Film

View online from Sunday 3 December 2023.

With the help of Bloc Digital, we have produced a short film about the importance of memories.It will include some of the memories people share with us about their loved ones and end with the names of those whose light is shining on the Treetops Light up a Life Tree (if lit before 20 November 2023).