Celebrate A Life This Christmas


This Christmas, Martin House Children’s Hospice is offering local people the opportunity to celebrate the life of someone special by making a dedication through their Light up a Life Appeal.  For the second year running the charity will work in partnership with Skipton’s Holy Trinity Church to hold a family service of remembrance this December.

For a donation to Martin House, supporters can dedicate a Christmas tree light to a significant family member or friend, and receive a personalised keepsake card and a listing in commemorative books on display across the region.  A family service including carols, readings and time for reflection will be held at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday 7th December at 7pm, to which all are welcome.

This year, the charity is also offering a new way to Light up a Life through its virtual dedication page at www.martinhouse.org.uk.  This offers members of the public the opportunity to include a personalised message alongside their dedication that can be seen anywhere in the world and shared via social media with family and friends.

Community Fundraiser for North Yorkshire, Alison Wragg, said: “We are delighted to once again have the support of Holy Trinity Church and Rector Veronica James.  Last year’s Light up a Life service was truly special and we would encourage anyone who is looking to remember someone close to them this Christmas to come along and join us.”

Supporting Hospice Care

“Donations made as part of our Light up a Life Appeal go towards supporting families in Skipton and across the region, ensuring they receive the high-quality hospice care and bereavement support they need and deserve. We are very lucky to have a strong supporter base in Skipton and hope to see many local families joining us at the service in December.”

Dedications and donations to the Light up a Life Appeal can be made online at www.martinhouse.org.uk, in the Martin House shop at 34 Sheep Street, Skipton, or over the phone on 01937 844569. Commemorative books will be on display until Twelfth Night and dedications can be made until 5th January 2016.


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