A series of events will be held throughout East Suffolk for people wanting to remember a loved one this Christmas.
St Elizabeth Hospice has organised four Light Up a Life events to bring together people who are missing someone at this often difficult time of year.
Each event, which is open to everyone not just those touched by Hospice care, includes Christmas carols, music and readings as well as a time for reflection.
Tania Stacey, 33, of Colchester, whose grandmother Violet Goodall, who lived in Ipswich, was cared for at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “This year will be my second Christmas without my grandma .We spent every Christmas Day together so it will be a poignant time. It’s comforting to know people can take time out to reflect and remember cherished times at one of these Light up a Life events.”
Light Up a Life events are free to attend, no ticket is needed just turn up on the day. They will take place at:
Framlingham: Saturday 4th December, 3pm, at St Michael’s Church, in conjunction with Framlingham Churches Together.
Stowmarket: Sunday 12th December, 4pm, outside Stowmarket United Reformed Church, in conjunction with Stowmarket Churches Together and Stowmarket Lions Club. This event is outside so please bring torches and lanterns. The Stowmarket Salvation Army Band will accompany the carols.
Felixstowe: Thursday 16th December, 6.30pm, Great Eastern Square, Felixstowe Town Station. The Co-op are kindly supplying mulled wine and mince pies after the service.
Ipswich: Sunday 19th December, 3pm, St Mary le Tower Church.