Christmas tree lit with lights outside hospice with people standing around base

Hundreds of people came together at Treetops Hospice on Sunday 3 December to take a moment during the festive period to remember their loved ones.

The moving Light up a Life Event held at the hospice in Risley, Derbyshire included a minute’s silence to remember friends and family before the lights on the hospice Christmas tree were switched on.
Over 300 people have already shared their memories on the Light up a Life Tree online. People can continue to share personal photos and memories throughout Christmas until 31 December.
Treetops Chief Executive, Julie Heath, said:
“When you’ve lost someone you love, it can be very difficult at this time of year as Christmas is traditionally a busy time for bringing family and friends together.
Light up a Life gives people a chance to pause during the festivities and remember all those happy memories of those who are no longer with us.
Graphic image of a Christmas tree with lights
“We want to thank everyone who’s shared their precious memories on our Light up a Life Tree so far and given a donation to help us continue our care for local patients and families.”
A special Light up a Life Film was filmed and edited free of charge by Derby-based Bloc Digital and BA Film & TV students from the University of Derby.