Light Up A Life 2018

Light Up A Life

St Mary’s Church in Rawtenstall was packed to the rafters on Thursday 13th December with nearly 500 people remembering their loved ones.

This year almost 800 dedications were made, which is significantly more than in previous years.  The names of those remembered were shown on several screens, during a reflective candlelit service. 

Local singing talents, Sean Ruane and Megan Makin sang a beautiful duet of ‘The Prayer.’ This along with fantastic singing from Crawshawbooth Primary School Choir and music from 2nd Rossendale Scout Band created an emotive atmosphere. Rev Stephen Crook always makes this non-denominational service very special. One gentleman, whose wife was cared for by the Hospice, reported feeling uplifted and very much enjoyed the service.

This event allows people to remember our loved one’s at Christmas, but also provides essential funds to ensure our services continue for local people.  I am therefore delighted to say that with the dedications and attractions on the night an amazing £13,890 was raised! 

Thank you to everyone who contributed, including our sponsors Fred Hamer Funeral Services.




Light Up A Life 2018

Gallery of the event