An invitation from Jane Van de Peer
It is my pleasure to invite you, on behalf of Arthur Rank Hospice, to remember the life of someone who was dear to you.
Light up a Life is one of the most important events in our Hospice calendar. I have been nursing here for over 19 years. I recognise how important it is for people to join with us, whether or not they were cared for by the Hospice.
Recently we cared for a patient on our ward. Their relative told me that they felt a weight was ligted from their shoulders when their loved one was admitted into the Hospice. They felt weight was replaced by arms which wrapped around them and offered valued support during an extremely emotional time.
I have cared for many patients and their families and I grateful that each day I am able to make a difference.
If you would consider making a donation to commemorate the memory of your loved one and to support the work of my colleagues. I hope you take great comfort from knowing your donation will help other families to receive hospice care over the festive season. These vital services delivered 365 days a year are provided free of charge from the Hospice in Shelford Bottom, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and across the county via our Arthur Rank Community Team.
This is only possible because of the generous and essential donations we receive from people just like you.
Light up a Life also features a special service held in our grounds at the Hospice on Sunday 1 December. This is led by our chaplain Rev. Keith Morrison and includes readings, carols and prayers as well as an opportunity for us all to quietly reflect. Our spectacular 'Light up a Life' tree will be lit up as part of the service and will shine brightly throughout the festive season, marking the start of Christmas here at the Hospice.
We welcome those who are attending the service to listen to the Ely City Military Band from 4:30pm, with the service and performances from Sing! Choirs starting from 5pm. All are welcomed into the Hospice after the service for light refreshments.
Memory stars are available to write a personal message on and return it to us, so it can be displayed alongside hundreds of others in the Hospice Bistro.
Our commemorative booklet which holds the names of all of those remembered this year will be posted out to you, and includes the songs, carols and poems shared at our service on 1 December, this will be posted to you along with a remembrance brooch.
I hope that I will see you on Sunday 1 December for our service, however if you are unable to attend, please be assured that all of our patients and their loved ones pas and present will be in our thoughts.
Jane Van De Peer
Ps) If you would like to dedicate a light in memory this year, please complete the form by Wednesday 20 November 2019. Dedications made after this time will feature in an addendum inserted into the commemorative booklet.