Blond woman in black holding polaroid photo of her and dad

This Christmas, Clair Attwood from Sandiacre will once again be remembering her late dad with a light on our special Light up a Life Tree.

Each year, hundreds of people remember their loved ones with a light. Clair has remembered her dad, Trev Eley, every year since he died in 2020.

Precious memories of my dad

“My dad was a very easy-going and laid-back person. He never wanted any fuss over him, to trouble anyone, or for anyone to worry about him. He was always good-humoured and saw the lighter side of things, even when his health started to decline.
“Every year, my dad used to build me a sledge ready for when it snowed. We used to take it to the hill in Hemington where he grew up and spend all day sledging until we would break it! The next year, he would build me a new and improved one. It’s one of my most precious memories.
Bride in wedding dress hugging dad dressed in smart suit
Clair with dad Trev
Clair is encouraging others to remember a loved one this year and support Treetops Hospice.

Supporting local patients and families

For me and my family, it’s really important to have memories that make us smile when we remember dad. Every year. it’s really moving to see dad’s light shine alongside hundreds of others remembering their own loved ones.”
Proceeds raised through Light up a Life go towards helping us provide care and support for patients and families in the local community.

Share your memories and photo

The Light up a Life Tree is online so family and friends can see lights at any time, and from anywhere across the country.  You can share memories or messages, as well as upload a photo with your chosen light. Each light is a precious memory that brings comfort and joy.
A special Light up a Life Event will take place at the hospice in Risley on Sunday 3 December.  During the event, the Treetops Christmas tree lights will be switched on and there is a moment of quiet reflection to remember loved ones.