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Name: Light up a Life

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Light up a Life

Are you looking for a unique way to pay tribute to your loved ones this festive season? Join us to celebrate the lives of those we love this December.

This year has been incredibly tough for everyone in our local community. With lockdowns, local restrictions and a pandemic which shows no sign of letting up, we have all had to face difficult decisions and heartbreaking challenges.

Everyone who is part of The Kirkwood family knows how incredibly important community is and how deeply our local area has been affected by these strange and worrying times. Many of us have been affected by personal loss, and we all feel a sense of collective loss as part of a community connected by where we live, and the values we share. So as Christmas draws closer and we all begin to reflect on the challenges and hardships endured this year, we want to bring people together and show our collective support for one another.

At a time when we could all do with a little more love, we’d like to invite you to join with us and your local community for this year’s Light up a Life event.

Light up a Life offers an opportunity for us to come together as one to focus on better times ahead, share our fondest memories of those we love and celebrate their lives.

Make a Dedication Online

We have now opened our Light up a Life online dedication page, where you can choose to remember your loved one by creating a personal dedication. A long and lasting way to remember someone you love and your precious memories, you can share a special message and a photo if you wish. You can invite family and friends to view your tribute too – wherever they are.

If you'd like to make a dedication, simply tap the Make a dedication button on this page or click here.

Light up a Life at Home

Although we are unable to invite you to join us in the garden this year, our team will be running a live streamed event on Sunday 6th December at 4pm, where our picturesque gardens will become a haven of light and a beacon of hope, shining bright in memory of those you love.

The event will be live streamed on YouTube, our website and social media. If you would prefer, a DVD recording of the event will also be available. Residents of Kirklees and beyond are invited to come together as one, to remember, unite and reflect as we light up the beautiful gardens at our hospice in honour of those we love.

Our special event will be filled with readings, poems, music, reflection and the lighting of our tree. Our picturesque gardens will become a haven of light and a beacon of hope in these difficult times, each light shining bright in memory of those you love.

Created to help you celebrate at home, everyone who makes a dedication will receive a bespoke home pack, which contains a personalised tribute card for each dedication you make, a beautiful Light up a Life decoration to hang, a candle to light in memory of your loved one and a book of reflection which will contain readings and poems, so you can follow the event from home as it is live streamed. You will also receive an invite with details on how to view the live event.

Find out more

If you would like more information about Light up a Life, would prefer to make a dedication over the phone or would like to request a paper form, please contact our Fundraising team on: 01484 557 911 or email: events@thekirkwood.org.uk

Campaign sponsored by:

Wheawill & Sudworth

Wheawill & Sudworth is a very well-established firm of Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers. Our independent and partner-lead approach ensures clients receive advice they can rely on and trust.

Clients can benefit from our full range of services including:

Ideas to save Inheritance Tax
Wealth protection using family trusts
Minimising Capital Gains Tax on business disposals
Valuing shares in family companies

Please contact Matthew Hindle for further information:

Tel: 01484 423691

Email: matthew.hindle@wheawills.co.uk

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