Candles to light up our lives

Hospice staff nurses Kay Dunderdale and Dee McCourt with their Light Up a Life candles

Hospice staff nurses Kay Dunderdale and Dee McCourt with their Light Up a Life candles

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Candles to light up the lives of loved ones will shine out in Bridlington homes this festive season thanks to Saint Catherine’s Christmas appeal.

The hospice is giving people the opportunity to attend indoor services around the area covered by Saint Catherine’s when friends and relatives can come together in the warmth to reflect and remember.

Bridlington’s service is at the Priory at 3pm on Sunday December 6. Everyone who attends the hospice’s special services this year will be given a candle to symbolise their own personal Light up a Life which they can then take home to light again with their families over Christmas.

Debbie Kay, organiser of the Christmas appeal, said everyone would be welcome to join them at the Priory.

Candles and a tree of lights will be lit during the service before people leave with their own personal Light up a Life.

“We know that Christmas is a time when families who live away come together.

“The act of taking home a Light up a Life candle will give everyone the chance to share a special moment of remembrance,” she said.

For those who prefer an outdoor service, the hospice tree will be lit at Saint Catherine’s in Scarborough at 6pm on Thursday December 10 and all are welcome to attend.

There will be no candle lighting but people will be given candles to take home.

Services will be held in other churches, including Driffield and Filey Methodist Churches. Donations can be made online at www.stcatherineshospice-nyorks.org