Hundreds of people from across Greater Manchester will be making a very special dedication to loved ones this Christmas for St Ann’s Hospice.
Thousands of people have taken part in the Light up a Life appeal for St Ann’s Hospice over the last 20 years by taking the opportunity to dedicate a light on one of the hospice’s Christmas trees across the local area in honour of their loved one, whilst making a donation to the charity.
Organisers are expecting hundreds more to join the appeal again this year, with every penny donated going towards helping local patients and their families.
Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive from St Ann’s, said: “For 20 years this appeal has been so important to many people from across Greater Manchester as they celebrate their loved ones at Christmas.
“It’s a chance to reflect, and to honour those people you can’t be with at this special time of year and it’s an appeal that’s particularly special to everyone at the hospice as we look back over the last twelve months and ahead to the next.
“It’s incredible to see all the lights on our Christmas trees in December and to know that each one represents someone very special, and it’s overwhelming to see so many people from across Greater Manchester get behind our cause and make a donation to support our patients.”
The charity, which operates from three sites in Little Hulton, Heald Green and the Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital looks after thousands of patients every year with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses – managing their symptoms, providing support, caring for people at the hospice or at home, and providing end of life care.
- For more information on St Ann’s, or if you would like to dedicate a light to someone special, please call St Ann’s Hospice on 0161 498 3631 or visit www.sah.org.uk/light .