Thousands rembered with Lights of Love

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Over several thousand stars were dedicated to loved ones at the St Michael’s Hospice annual Lights of Love services held across Hastings and Rother last Sunday (December 4).

Every year the Lights of Love service offers the opportunity to remember a loved one by dedicating a star or heart on a Christmas tree.

This year the Hospice had trees in nine locations across the charity’s catchment area. They are sited in Battle, Bexhill on Sea, Hastings Old Town, Hastings Crematorium,, Rye, Ninfield, Winchelsea, at the Hospice itself at Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea and this year Little Common was welcomed as a new venue.

Head of Income Generation Perdita Chamberlain says the event was well supported. “We are delighted to bring the services and trees to venues across Hastings and Rother giving people across our catchment area the opportunity to connect with the Hospice and remember their loved ones,” she said.

“We send our thanks to Little Down Christmas Tree Farm in Westfield who donate the majority of our Christmas trees for our Lights of Love services.”

“We would also like to thank all the choirs who joined us at the services and created a truly magical atmosphere.

“Yet again we are amazed by the level of support from the community of Hastings and Rother and wish each of our supporters a very happy Christmas.”

The trees will remain lit and the stars displayed until December 31.

www.stmichaelshospice.org