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Double Locks
Candles on the Canal
21st Sep 2019

Family, live music and a time to remember…

Join hundreds of local people remembering a loved one this September.

Candles on the Canal is a brand new event designed to support you and your family, and will be taking place in Exeter on Saturday 21 September at 5.30pm (arrival from 4.30pm).

Starting and ending at the relaxed and family-friendly environment of the Double Locks, we will come together to remember our loved ones and celebrate their lives. As part of the evening, you will walk alongside the canal returning to see a raft of glowing candles, each one lit in memory of somebody special.

Everyone is welcome regardless of who you are remembering, how long ago you lost them or whether they were looked after by Hospiscare. The event will be family-friendly and all inclusive; four-legged friends will be very welcome too.


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Double Locks in Exeter, Devon


The memory of a loved one is precious

Candles on the Canal will be uplifting, atmospheric and a true celebration of the lives we are coming together to remember.

Spaces will be limited for this new event so booking early is recommended. Here is what you can look forward to:

  • You will be sent a leaf to write your personal dedication on. Bring this with you on the night when it will be attached to a tea light and placed with 100s of others on the still waters of Exeter Canal, creating a stunning and symbolic display.

  • When you register you will be able to upload a picture of your special person. These photos will create a personal digital backdrop to the evening.

  • We will all gather in the marquee. Music, words and, most importantly, love and celebration will be the theme for this 20 minute time of reflection.

  • You will receive a small handmade lantern. Take this with you as you enjoy our fully marshalled 3 mile memory walk along the waterside.

  • This special evening will finish in the cosy marquee for more music and a warming hot drink.


Memories are important and so are you

Hospiscare provides bespoke, expert care when local people need it most. This care is for the whole family and Candles on the Canal is one way of providing ongoing support. Whilst the evening will be uplifting and celebratory, it may also be emotive. Expert support will be available on the night and afterwards for anyone who may need it.


Candle-lit lantern on the grass


How to be part of this special evening

Simply register today by clicking here or call 01392 688095.

By honouring the memory of your loved one in this way you will also be supporting the ongoing work of Hospiscare. Thank you.

Sponsorship forms will be sent with the registration information for those wishing to raise money in memory of their loved one. For more information about fundraising in memory of someone special please contact Sarah Smith on 01392 688095 or email

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