THIS festive season, Rowcroft Hospice is inviting everyone to take part in its ‘Light up a Life’ celebration by dedicating a light on their ‘Tree of Light’ to honour and remember loved ones.

If you’d like to dedicate a light in memory of someone you love and miss, click here.

Everyone who makes a dedication will be invited to the ‘Light up a Life’ celebration on Sunday, December 3 at 4pm in the grounds of the hospice in Avenue Road, Torquay, where there will be poignant readings, moving poems, soothing music, quiet time for reflection as well as the illumination of the Tree of Light.

Those dedicating a light will also have the opportunity to place a dedication in Rowcroft’s beautiful remembrance book – the Book of Light – which is on display at the Sanctuary at Rowcroft Hospice throughout the year.

Rowcroft’s In Memory Giving and Legacy Manager Rebecca Cogger said: ‘Our Light up a Life celebration is for everyone, not just those families cared for by Rowcroft.

Your dedication enables you to celebrate the life of a loved one, and through a small donation, you can make a real difference to the lives of so many local patients and families needing Rowcroft’s expert care and support this Christmas.

‘With an escalating demand for end-of-life and palliative care here in South Devon, due to the increasing needs of an ageing local population, never before has our specialist care been so needed.

As a charity, we’re aware that thousands of people in South Devon are missing out on the vital end-of-life care that they deserve, due to a critical national gap in resources and funding. Through donations we’re hoping to expand our care to be able to reach more people, but we need the support of our community more than ever to do this.”

► To find out more about Light up a Life or to make a dedication, click here or telephone: 01803 217642.