Light Up A Life At Christmas Services – Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Light Up a Life Services in Woking, Egham & Hersham

Remember a loved one this Christmas with Woking & Sam Beare Hospices – Services in Woking, Egham & Hersham

Light up a Life

Light up a Life is a wonderful, vibrant time of year where we gather together and look back on the lives of those special people we have lost – and the joy they brought into our own.
We know that Light up a Life is a very special occasion for all those who attend. It’s a chance to take some time out to remember those we have lost – in a gathering of others who are all going through the same personal journeys. Light up a Life is often sad and joyful at the same time; but always immensely fulfilling for guests, hospice staff and volunteers alike.

For 2019 we will be holding our non-religious service again outside in the grounds of Woking Hospice along with four religious and faith based services and we are delighted to be returning to St Marks Church in Whiteley Village, where we had our first celebration last year.

St Andrews Church in Goldsworth Park Woking on Sunday 24th November 2019 at 4pm

Join us at St Andrews Church in Goldsworth Park for the first of our Light Up a Life services.

Light up a Life are very special services held in your local community and open to everyone to attend, even if your loved one was not cared for by the hospice. It’s a chance to take some time out to remember those we have lost in a gathering of others who are all going through similar personal journeys.

Refreshments will be provided after the service.

To help us with catering and planning please register your attendance by clicking on the green Register Now button or call 01483 881771.

From the end of November to the beginning of January we will have a memory tree in the Garden Cafe at Woking Hospice, all are welcome to visit to add a star to the tree in memory of a loved one.

You can also remember a loved one by leaving a dedication on our new virtual Light up a Life wall. You can include pictures and a personal message and then share via Facebook, Twitter or email with friends and family, you can view the wall here

Location
St Andrews Church

Address information
Goldsworth Park
Woking
Surrey GU21 3LG

Register
Online registration

St Dunstans Church Woking on Sunday 1st December 2019 at 4pm
Join us at St Dunstans Catholic Church in Woking for our Light Up a Life service.

Light up a Life are very special services held in your local community and open to everyone to attend, even if your loved one was not cared for by the hospice. It’s a chance to take some time out to remember those we have lost in a gathering of others who are all going through similar personal journeys.

Refreshments will be provided after the service.

To help us with catering and planning please register your attendance by clicking on the green Register Now button or call 01483 881771.

From the end of November to the beginning of January we will have a memory tree in the Garden Cafe at Woking Hospice, all are welcome to visit to add a star to the tree in memory of a loved one.

You can also remember a loved one by leaving a dedication on our new virtual Light up a Life wall. You can include pictures and a personal message and then share via Facebook, Twitter or email with friends and family, you can view the wall here

Location
St Dunstans Church

Address information
Shaftesbury Road
Woking
Surrey GU22 7DT

Register
Online registration

Woking Hospice Non-Religious service Friday 6th December 2019 6.30pm

Join us at Woking Hospice in Goldsworth Park for our Light Up a Life service.

Light up a Life are very special services held in your local community and open to everyone to attend, even if your loved one was not cared for by the hospice. It’s a chance to take some time out to remember those we have lost in a gathering of others who are all going through similar personal journeys.

This service is held outdoors in a marquee so please do wrap up warm and dress accordingly.

Refreshments will be provided after the service.

To help us with catering and planning please register your attendance by clicking on the green Register Now button or call 01483 881771.

From the end of November to the beginning of January we will have a memory tree in the cafe at Woking Hospice, all are welcome to visit to add a star to the tree in memory of a loved one.

You can also remember a loved one by leaving a dedication on our new virtual Light up a Life wall. You can include pictures and a personal message and then share via Facebook, Twitter or email with friends and family, you can view the wall here

Location
Woking Hospice

Address information
Goldsworth Park Centre
Denton Way
Woking
Surrey GU21 3LG

Register
Online registration

St Johns Church, Egham Sunday 8th December 2019 3.00pm
Join us at St Johns Church, Egham for our Light Up a Life service.

Light up a Life are very special services held in your local community and open to everyone to attend, even if your loved one was not cared for by the hospice. It’s a chance to take some time out to remember those we have lost in a gathering of others who are all going through similar personal journeys.

Refreshments will be provided after the service.

To help us with catering and planning please register your attendance by clicking on the green Register Now button or call 01483 881771.

From the end of November to the beginning of January we will have a memory tree in the Garden Cafe at Woking Hospice, all are welcome to visit to add a star to the tree in memory of a loved one.

You can also remember a loved one by leaving a dedication on our new virtual Light up a Life wall. You can include pictures and a personal message and then share via Facebook, Twitter or email with friends and family, you can view the wall here

Location
St Johns Church

Address information
Manor Farm Lane
Egham
TW20 9HL

Register
Online registration

St Marks Church, Whiteley Village Hersham, Sunday 15th December 2019 4.00pm
Join us at St Marks Church, Whiteley Village for our Light Up a Life service.

Light up a Life are very special services held in your local community and open to everyone to attend, even if your loved one was not cared for by the hospice. It’s a chance to take some time out to remember those we have lost in a gathering of others who are all going through similar personal journeys.

Refreshments will be provided after the service.

To help us with catering and planning please register your attendance by clicking on the green Register Now button or call 01483 881771.

From the end of November to the beginning of January we will have a memory tree in the Garden Cafe at Woking Hospice, all are welcome to visit to add a star to the tree in memory of a loved one.

You can also remember a loved one by leaving a dedication on our new virtual Light up a Life wall. You can include pictures and a personal message and then share via Facebook, Twitter or email with friends and family, you can view the wall here

Location
St Marks Church

Address information
3 North Avenue
Whiteley Village
Hersham
Surrey KT12 4DW

Register
Online registration

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Stars For The Memory Tree
Our 2019 memory star, to hang on your Christmas tree, can be downloaded and printed here
Light up a Life Memory Wall
This year you can remember your loved one by leaving a dedication on our virtual Light up a Life wall. You can include pictures and a personal message and then share via Facebook, Twitter or email with friends and family. This replaces our online Memory Book for 2019.

Memory Wall Dedication

Hospice Memory Tree

Celebration To Switch On The Lights Of The Hospice Memory Tree

Please note this text is from 2018, we are checking with the hospice team what the appropriate text should be for the current year.

On Thursday 22nd November 2018 the lights of the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Memory Tree were switched at a special celebration to mark the start of their Light up a Life services.

This is the first time that the hospice have had a permanent Memory Tree, which will be decorated with the stars that have been dedicated with names and messages to loved ones.

Switching on the tree lights were Madeleine and Marnie Lopez whose Granddad Derek was cared for at the hospice in August. Derek’s wife Noreen, son Frank and Sister Yvonne also attended the light switch on with his two other grandchildren Mollie and Ruby.

Switching on the lights of the Memory Tree
Memory Tree at Woking & Sam Beare Hospice

Claire Lopez Mum to Madeleine and Marnie commented “We felt very privileged for the girls to be asked to switch on the lights in memory of my Dad, they were amazing and made the whole family feel very proud. The hospice is such a fantastic place with such wonderful staff and nurses”.

The Memory Tree will be in the Hospice café at Goldsworth Park until January and all are welcome to add a star for a loved one.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all of Derek’s family, for attending the light switch on and to Madeleine and Marnie for doing such a fantastic job” commented Jayne Cooper CEO of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices “It was a wonderful afternoon and we were so pleased that our long term patron Michael Aspel and Major of Woking, Cllr Will Forster, supporters and staff were able to join us. Our Light up a Life services are very special and are open to the whole community to attend”.

Entertainment was provided by members of Quintessential choir, who sang carols after the switching on of the lights. The Hospice memory tree was kindly donated by Woking Funeral Services.

The dates and times for the Light Up a services are:

  • St Andrews Church, Goldsworth Park Sunday 24 November 4.00pm

  • St Dunstans Church, Woking Sunday 1 December 4.00pm

  • Woking Hospice Non-Religious service Friday 6 December 6.30pm

  • St Johns Church, Egham Sunday 8 December 3.00pm

  • St Marks Church, Whiteley Village Sunday 15 December 4.00pm

You can find out more information at www.wsbhospices.co.uk/lual

If you would like to add a star to the Memory Tree they will be available in the Hospice Café until January or contact the In Memory team who will be able to help you on 01483 742773 or email in-memory@wsbhospices.co.uk

About Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

  • We deliver 8,760 hours of care and support each year
  • Our team of specialist healthcare professionals care for our patients 24 hours per day, seven
    days per week
  • We care for approximately 2,000 patients each year
  • Over 70% of our care is delivered in patient homes or care or nursing homes
  • We receive referrals from Spelthorne, West Elmbridge, Woking, North Guildford, Surrey
  • Heath and Runnymede but we can take patients outside of our region if required
  • We are specialists in care for patients with advanced progressive complex needs
  • We care for patients with, for example, advance dementia, heart disease, cancer,
    degenerative conditions and kidney disease
  • We care for adults of all ages [18 – 85+]
  • Our services are completely FREE of charge
  • We offer support services for carers and family members
  • We provide child and teenage bereavement counselling
  • Our Wellbeing Centre offers a range of treatments and therapies
  • We have 816 fabulous volunteers, without whom we could not deliver all that we do
  • We work closely with GPs and other clinicians to share knowledge and expertise
  • For every £5 of costs incurred we need to raise £4 from voluntary income
  • We need to raise in excess of £8 million a year to continue to deliver our services
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A patient-centred charity that delivers specialist palliative care to adult patients of all ages who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses. We cover the North West Surrey region, providing free of charge holistic care and support services for patients, their families and carers.

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