Light up a Life

Light up a Life creates a space and time to remember, reflect, and look ahead with hope.

To donate to the appeal please click the green button below.

Heart shape image made of orange twinkly lights, italic text saying Light up a Life 2023 in left corner, text saying Remembering loved ones over the festive season in bottom right, Arthur Rank Hospice logo in bottom left.

Thank you for another lovely service, and for all the work you all do. It’s so nice for us all to be able to get together to remember our loved ones at this time.

Light up a Life participant


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The deadline for names to be included in the Commemorative Booklet has now passed. You can still add the names of your loved one/s via the donation page and they will be added to the digital addendum which is available to view at the link below.

LUAL23 Digital Addendum 1512

Light up a Life 2023 is kindly sponsored by Redmayne Arnold & Harris 

The difference you make when you donate to our Light up a Life appeal

Alongside NHS funding, your generous donations will help to raise the £12.12 million* to run our services. (*Contracted services from the NHS are budgeted at £7.33 million, with the help of our community, we need to raise a further £4.79 million). As more people turn to us for support, we turn to our community and ask you to help us be there when people need us.

People like Piers, who attends the Living Well Service at the Arthur Rank Hospice in Cambridge, and Ann, who attends the Living Well service at the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech. This service is entirely funded by your donations.

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         Piers told us…

Living Well has been a complete mental and physical eye-opener! Bringing body and mind together of how to understand day to day living with a life-limiting condition.

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         Ann shared…

The team at Alan Hudson have become my family…my lifeline. They have been by my side through many life changing, difficult situations. 

Your donation, in memory of your loved ones, will help us to support more local people to receive our care during some of their hardest days.

Thank you for joining us at this year's service

There were two in-person services this year.

Arthur Rank Hospice

The first on Sunday 3 December, at the Hospice in Cambridge.

Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre

The second on Sunday 10 December, at St Peter’s & St Paul’s Parish Church, Church Terrace, Wisbech.

You can read more HERE about the two Light up a Life services. 

Brightly lit Christmas tree on a dark background of a group taking a moment to remember lost loved ones.

Both services featured carols, poetry, and music. As the lights on our beautiful tree were switched on, you remembered your loved ones who still shine a light on you, through the memories you have of life with them.

Everyone was welcome to attend, no matter what part of the journey you are on and whether you have or haven't received our care. These events are open to people of all faiths or no faith. 

At the end of both services, there were warm drinks and snacks available. 

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