This year has been so incredibly difficult for all of us. As a country, we have had to stay apart in order to come together to keep each other safe, and we’ve been reminded just how important connections with our loved ones are.
Never is that more true than when those loved ones are no longer with us.
Shining a light has become a symbol this year of remembering those we have lost, and those we are still protecting. It reminds us that it’s often the little things – the meaningful moments, the shared laughter, the time spent with each other that makes the connection so powerful.
As well as an opportunity to pay tribute to those who meant so much to us, Light Up a Life is the most important annual fundraiser for Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. The restrictions from COVID-19 have impacted our fundraising activities, so this year we need your support more than ever.
Last year, Light Up a Life raised almost €450,000 for urgent patient services and facilities improvements. Your generous donations directly support our frontline services such as our nurses, physiotherapists and social workers – compassionate staff who provide comfort and dignity to patients and their families as they live out their final days, helping families make the most of their precious time together.
Sponsoring a light for €6 has a double benefit to your kind and generous act.
In honour of the person you have sponsored a light for, your gift will be directly supporting the loving care of patients in both our Harold’s Cross, Blackrock and Wicklow hospices. If you’re missing someone this Christmas, remember them – in the most magical and moving way. Light up their life. And once you have remembered your own loved ones, take some time to browse through the tributes, photos and stories shared by others.
And, if you work in a company, please consider a Christmas donation to the Hospice by becoming a leading light. Your company’s support will make a real difference and will be recognised and profiled in a number of ways.
Christmas has always been a time to remember loved ones and those close to you. So please, get involved this year and Light the Life of someone special to you.
“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.”
– St Francis of Assisi