Light up a Life

Light up a Life

A chance to remember someone special

Coming Together

Christmas is a special time of year when many people come together with family and friends to celebrate. At Hospiscare, we are aware that for those adjusting to life without a loved one, it can be a bitter-sweet time. As with all events in 2020, our Light up a Life services will not be taking place but that doesn’t mean we can’t come together to remember those we love.

In such unprecedented times it is more important than ever to support each other and cherish those we have lost.

Tune into our Live Broadcast

Tune in at 7pm on Thursday 17 December and click on the image below to watch the live broadcast.


Lights Shining in Memory

Our Tree of Light will shine with lights in memory of our loved ones in front of Exeter Cathedral for you to visit throughout December.


Join us for a Night of Celebration

On Thursday 17 December at 7pm, we will air our Light up A Life broadcast on our Facebook page and on this page (scroll back up to the top to view the video). This will be a combination of hand-picked readings, poems and music to celebrate those we hold dear to us. Toward the end of the broadcast, we will all light a candle in our homes as we remember our loved ones.

Watch on Facebook

Light up a Life Gallery of Memories

This year we will share a Light up a Life Gallery of Memories. This is an online gallery where you can upload photos and stories to remember your loved one and share with friends and family who live further away.

Make a dedication

Books of Memories

The Hospiscare Books of Memories are physical books that include dedications from people who have lost someone they love, regardless of whether that person was looked after by Hospiscare.

The deadline for the book has now passed, however, you are welcome to place a dedication for your loved one in our online Gallery of Memories. Our Books of Memories have been printed and are currently enroute, so please bear with us. They will be displayed in the following churches for private reflection as soon as possible. We’ll keep our website updated with their progress.

  • Budleigh Salterton, St Peter’s Church – the Book of Memories is now available to view. Please note the church is open every day, from 9am-4.30pm
  • St Swithun’s Church, Woodbury –  The Book of Memories is now available to view. Please note, the church is open on Wednesday 10am-1pm and is also open for occasional Sunday services
  • Exeter, Exeter Cathedral – The Book of Memories is now in place at the Cathedral. Opening times are 11am-3pm, however there is a service from 1.15-2pm. You will not be able to view the book while the service is in progress.
  • Exeter, St Thomas’ Methodist Church
  • Exmouth, Holy Trinity Church
  • Topsham, St Margaret’s ChurchThe Book of Memories is now available to view at St Margaret’s. Please note the church is only open on Sunday mornings. 

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