Shine a light for a loved one

Light of Love
Light of Love

THE time has come once again to remember a loved one by dedicating a star to them at St Michael’s Hospice’s Light of Love 2011.

Each autumn, the hospice distributes silver stars as an invitation to take part in their annual Light of Love service, which offers a time for the community of Hastings and Rother to come together and remember loved ones.

The stars are returned to the hospice featuring messages of remembrance and placed on Christmas trees at various locations within the community.

This year, the hospice welcomes All Saints Church in Hastings Old Town as a new venue for the celebrations.

On December 4, All Saints will join St Mary’s Church in Battle, St Peter’s Church in Bexhill, St Mary’s Church in Rye, St Mary’s Church in Ticehurst and at St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards-on-Sea to host simultaneous tree lighting ceremonies.

All trees will be kindly donated by Little Down Farm in Westfield.

For those who are unable to attend the ceremonies or may not wish to dedicate a physical star, St Michael’s Hospice has launched a Lights of Love microsite.

Perdita Chamberlain, head of fundraising at St Michael’s Hospice, said: “It’s so easy to dedicate a star online. All you need to do is visit www.smh-lightsoflove.org, or use your phone to scan our QR code, and you’ll be able to dedicate a virtual star from the convenience of your PC or phone.

Everyone who is remembered in this way will also have their names entered into the Book of Remembrance presented to St John’s Church in St Leonards-on-Sea.”

To find our more about the services, or to dedicate a star, visit your nearest St Michael’s Hospice shop or call 01424 445177.