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Name: Light up a Life

Dedicate a light to someone you love

Make a Dedication

Light up a Life

Light up a Life offers an opportunity to reflect on the good times spent with your loved ones and cherish their memory. It’s a time to come together to remember and celebrate the lives of those that are special to us.

Once again, we  invite you to join us to remember your loved ones this December. After such a difficult year, we are delighted to announce that you can be part of Light up a Life in person this December - as well as from the comfort of your own home.

This December, we will be holding four events in our gardens at Dalton and a fifth event at Longcauseway Church in Dewsbury, with a reduced number of tickets available for each. You can choose to attend one of our events or opt to receive a bespoke home pack to join in with the event at home.

Our special events 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.

Everyone who makes a dedication, no matter how you choose to join us, will receive a personalised tribute card for each dedication made.

Make a Dedication Online

Our online dedication page is a place you can choose to remember your loved one by sharing a special message and a photo if you wish. This page is a long and lasting way to remember someone you love and your precious memories, you can invite family and friends to view your tribute too – wherever they are.

To make a dedication, simply click the button below.

If you choose make a dedication online, we'll automatically sent a home pack to you. If you would like to attend one of our in-person events, please give our team a call on: 01484 557 911 after making your dedication online to reserve your tickets.. Alternatively, you can make a dedication over the phone by calling the number above.

Please note that numbers at our in person events will be limited this year so we recommend requesting tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Event Dates & Times

This year, Light up a Life offers us an opportunity to come together as one, in person or from the comfort of your own home,  to remember your loved ones.

We will be holding four events in our gardens at Dalton and a fifth event at Longcauseway Church in Dewsbury. You can choose to attend one of our events or opt to receive a bespoke home pack to join our live streamed event at home on Sunday 5th December. 

  • Saturday 4th December at 3:30pm – The Kirkwood Gardens
  • Saturday 4th December at 6pm – The Kirkwood Gardens
  • Sunday 5th December at 3:30pm – The Kirkwood Gardens
  • Sunday 5th December at 6pm – The Kirkwood Gardens (and live streamed on YouTube)
  • Saturday 11th December at  12pm – Longcauseway Church, Dewsbury

Your Light up a Life Pack

Created to help you celebrate at home, our Light up a Life packs contain 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 on Sunday 5th December. You will also receive an invite with details on how to view the live event.

We'll also send a personalised tribute card for each dedication you make, no matter how you choose to join us.

When you make a dedication online, we'll automatically sent a home pack to you. But you can still attend one of our events. . If you would like to attend one of our events in-person, please give our team a call on: 01484 557 911 after making your dedication to reserve your tickets.. Alternatively, you can make a dedication over the phone by calling the number above.

Home packs will be sent out from the end of October onwards

Important update about your Light up a Life Pack

Any dedications that we received up to Thursday 25th November, your light up a life packs were sent out on Friday 26th November and should be arriving in the next couple of days. 

Any packs requested by 1st December will be sent out 1st class on 2nd December so that they should be received in time for the live stream on Sunday 5th.

Priority is now being given to people who requested tickets which are getting sent out first class this week.

The live stream link will be in home packs, on our website and on social media before it goes live.

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

Thank you to our long-standing Light up a Life sponsors - 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.

Please contact Matthew Hindle for further information:

Tel: 01484 423691

Email: matthew.hindle@wheawills.co.uk

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