As the festive season approaches, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice takes time to remember those who are for whatever reason not able to be with us this Christmas.
The hospice celebrates their lives and remembers them at a time of year when we may miss them most.
They also look to the future and their thoughts are with those they care for by St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
This year is no different and preparations are underway for one of the best loved, most meaningful and poignant events in the St Barnabas calendar, the annual Light up Life celebrations across the county.
St Barnabas is an independent, local charity caring for over 8000 people a year who are living with a life-limiting illness in Lincolnshire and it needs to raise over £3.8m a year.
This Christmas, the hospice are inviting everyone, not just those touched by hospice care, to remember a loved one by dedicating a light on the Gainsborough Hospice Trees of Life and to attend the Light up Life celebration and Torchlight Procession.
The Gainsborough Light up a Life service is taking place at the United Reformed Church on Gladstone Street, Gainsborough on Tuesday 9th December at 7pm.
This is followed by the Torchlight Procession at 7.30pm to the Tree of Life at the Market Square and then back to the Church for refreshments.
If you would like to shine a light for a loved one on a Tree of Life, or would like more information on the celebratory service, please contact Caroline Swindin, Community Events Fundraiser on 07435 970309 or visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk.
All donations from Light up a Life will help care for patients and their families across the West Lindsey area.