Lights of Love 2017

3rd December 2017

Once again, we were blessed with dry weather for our Lights of Love service, which is now in its 17th year at the Ferrers Centre.  Always popular, Lights of Love enables people to remember loved ones in a peaceful and moving way at Christmas time.

Almost 300 people gathered on the day, with all age ranges represented. The number of tags placed once again seemed to be more than ever and are a beautiful sight to behold.  We are also deeply moved by the donations sent in to support this year’s event, with almost £2000.00 having been received – thank you.

Mr Andrew Bridgen MP brought everyone up to date on the progress of the work of Hospice Hope during 2017, focusing on the opening of Hope House in April and the continuing success of our Support Cafés, where he observed, the footfall for 2017 would be around 1000 people.

Hospice Hope was also delighted to welcome the Mayor of Ashby, Mr Jim Hoult and his wife, Gill to the event, Jim spoke a few very appropriate words and explained that he had chosen Hospice Hope as his charity for the year.

As ever we were very grateful to have present the wonderful sounds from the Oddfellows Band and the inspirational singing of Concordia.  Reverend Tim Phillips of Holy Trinity Church in Ashby, who lead the whole event, brings the whole purpose of Lights of Love into perspective with his sensitive, moving words and choice of readings.  We look forward to welcoming you all back to Lights of Love 2018 next December.