PEOPLE from all over Kirklees have been invited to support Kirkwood Hospice's Light Up A Life Appeal.
All they have to do is dedicate a light on the Dalton hospice's special tree for someone they love or in memory of a loved one. Many companies take part in the appeal as a way of showing support for the hospice's work.
The Tree of Lights will be switched on at the Light Up A Life Service, which will take place at the hospice on Sunday, December 14, at 4pm.
A smaller service will take place at the United Reformed Church, Long Causeway in Dewsbury on Saturday, December 13 at 12.30pm, for those who cannot go to the hospice service.
"Last year more than 2,500 people from across Kirklees dedicated a light or lights on our tree," said Joanne Gledhill, the hospice's events co-ordinator. "Everyone who joins in the appeal receives a card to say that a light will be shining on the tree for their special person. The name of each person will be included in our Book of Lights, which is on constant display in the chapel area of the hospice."
She added: "There is no minimum donation for a light and it is hoped that people will give as generously as they can."
For further details ring 01484 557911.
* LIGHTING UP TIME Promoting the appeal are (from left) day care sister Jean Lucas, patient Kevan Leach and hospice chaplain, the Rev Mike Wood
Picture by Julian Hughes (5738a/10/03)