The Willen Hospice annual Christmas service of remembrance, Lights of Love, will return to The Ridgeway Centre in Wolverton Mill on Saturday 4 December.

The free event, which had to be held virtually last year, is a poignant opportunity for people who have lost someone close. The service gives people a space to reflect, and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us.

Starting at 2.30pm, the service will include Christmas Carols, and performances from MK Brass Brand, Willen Choir, Junction 14 and singing from pupils at Knowles Primary School. Children are invited to decorate stars to hang on the Hospice Christmas trees, or take home to treasure. Visitors are invited to visit the Willen Hospice website to add a loved one’s name to the Books of Remembrance, which will be displayed virtually this year due to COVID-19.

The charity will be raising funds by selling beautiful, wooden in-memory decorations, which can be personalised to add a name, as well as Remembrance Roses as part of the charity’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations. There is also the opportunity to purchase a Christmas lantern to decorate at home and display at the Light of Love service.

Tracey Jago, Events Fundraiser, said “We really missed not holding our Lights of Love Service last year. It is a wonderful event, offering an opportunity to gather together, reflect and remember loved ones, while showing much needed support for Willen Hospice at Christmas-time.”

Advance booking is essential for anyone wishing to attend.

Please visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk/lights or call 01908 303052.

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