Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice to remember loved ones in alternative light switch on

For the first time ever, the local Hospice will be hosting a Light up a Life ceremony at Brindleyplace – creating an evening of music, celebration and remembrance.

Taking place on Thursday 30 November from 6 pm, Light up a Life will see Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice switch on Christmas tree lights in Oozells Square, with the lights symbolising the lives of those no longer with us.

Alongside the switch on, there will be live musical performances from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Town Hall Gospel Choir and The Uptone Girls – a student choir from the University of Birmingham that recently competed in BBC One’s Pitch Battle.

Before the event, there will also be an opportunity to honour loved ones in the Hospice’s ‘Book of Remembrance’, which will be displayed at the Brindleyplace ceremony.

Birmingham St Mary’s is an independent hospice which provides vital care to individuals and families living with terminal illness.

Tina Swani, chief executive at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said:

Christmas is a time to be with family and friends, and to remember those loved ones who are sadly no longer with us.

Light up a Life is part of the Hospice’s ‘Care at Christmas’ campaign – a festive appeal that aims to increase support for the charity leading up to and over the Christmas period. It costs £22,000 to run the Hospice on Christmas Day and so all donations will make a big difference to the local families the Hospice supports over the festive season.

To find out more about Light up a Life, as well as Birmingham St Mary’s, click here

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