St Elizabeth Hospice’s popular remembrance event, Suffolk Remembers, will once again return to bring Suffolk Day to a close this year.
Every year Suffolk Remembers, sees 5,000 candles displayed along Felixstowe seafront as hundreds of people gather to remember their loved ones and this year will be no different.
Taking place on 21st June from 9pm-10pm, this year’s event will see live performances from Ipswich singer, Roma Manteiga-Nicholson, Ipswich Hospital Community Choir and Martlesham Brass as well as a number of poetry readings.
Catherine Sheppard, Supporter Campaigns Fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “Every year Suffolk Remembers provides a special opportunity to bring Suffolk Day to a close, as the hospice joins with the local community to remember those no longer with us.
“The stunning backdrop of Felixstowe seafront, as the sun goes down, accompanied by the beautiful music, singing and beautiful readings makes Suffolk Remembers a poignant event and one that helps us celebrate the lives of our loved ones who helped make Suffolk the wonderful county we know and love.”
Suffolk Remembers is a free to attend event, but with each dedicated candle the hospice kindly asks supporters to consider making a donation to the independent Suffolk charity, which every year cares for more than 3,000 patients, living with a progressive or life-limiting illness, and their families throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
All are welcome to dedicate a candle, even if they have not previously been under the hospice’s care, and the hospice is encouraging all who have lost a friend or relative to take the opportunity to join people from across the region in remembering them through Suffolk Remembers 2022, which once again is sponsored by East of England Co-op Funeral Services.
Peter Cook, Executive Editor of BBC Radio Suffolk who will be broadcasting live at Suffolk Remembers, said: “Suffolk Day is such a special moment for the county to come together and celebrate what we can all achieve when we work together and keep a positive perspective.
“Amid the celebrations on June 21st, Suffolk Remembers is an important moment to reflect on the lives of loved ones we’ve lost and share stories of how St Elizabeth Hospice can support people on their journey through grief. We will be bringing Jon Wright’s evening show to the Felixstowe seafront this year, broadcasting live from Suffolk Remembers.”
Each dedication will also include a photo and a message to a loved one which will be included in the Suffolk Remembers’ online gallery and a physical electric candle will be added to the hospice’s physical event display.
To dedicate a candle and to find out further information about Suffolk Remembers visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/suffolk-remembers/, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01473 723600.