Every year thousands of people from across the region remember their loved ones at Christmas time by dedicating a star on the Teesside Hospice Light up a Life tree.
The appeal, kindly sponsored by Colin McGinley Independent Family Funeral Service, is an opportunity to remember someone special and support Teesside Hospice by making a dedication and placing it on the Light up a Life tree in exchange for a donation.
Due to the popularity of this special appeal Teesside Hospice has unveiled an additional Light up a Life tree in the Parkway Shopping Centre, Coulby Newham for the fifth year running – meaning that even more local people can place a dedication on the tree and remember their loved ones in this special way.
Kim Bradley, Fundraising Manager at Teesside Hospice, said “For many, the festive period is a time when loved ones are missed more than ever. We are so pleased to have the continued support of the Parkway Shopping Centre meaning that even more local people can take part in this very special appeal”.
Because of the support from Colin McGinley Funeral Service and the Parkway Shopping Centre, we can ensure that every penny donated to Light up a Life goes directly towards caring for our patients and families at the hospice this Christmas. We know that every moment counts and we want to make the festive period as special as possible for the patients and families who will be staying with us during this time. We couldn’t do any of this without the support from our sponsors and our local community. Thank you.”
Zoe France, Centre Manager, Parkway Shopping Centre said “I am delighted to be supporting the Light up a Life campaign, Teesside Hospice is a local based charity that is close to the hearts of many of our shoppers and the funds raised will make such a difference. It’s really heart-warming to see how many of our local shoppers support the appeal and we hope they continue to get involved.”
Colin McGinley Funeral Care Manager, Garry Savage said: “We are proud to sponsor Teesside Hospice because of the dedication, love and support they show at such a difficult time. This gesture from our local family business is a way to show how much we appreciate everything they do for families across Teesside and surrounding areas. The Light up a Life appeal is a special way for families to remember their loved ones, and we hope it provides some comfort and peace throughout Christmas time.”
Teesside Hospice’s Light up a Life tree will be on display until 2nd January. If you would like to place a Light up a Life dedication, simply visit the Parkway Shopping Centre, or one of the other tree’s located at the Hillstreet Shopping Centre or Teesside Crematorium.
All donations will go directly towards helping Teesside Hospice provide vital care to patients and their families.
Supporters of the campaign are invited to attend a special Light up a Life Service held at St Barnabas Church, Linthorpe at 7pm on Thursday 19th December, where the tree will be blessed and loved ones will be remembered.
Thank you to Colin McGinley Independent Family Funeral Service and the Parkway Shopping Centre for their support
The Light up a Life tree will be on display until 2nd January. If you would like to place a Light up a Life dedication, simply visit the Parkway Shopping Centre. Thank you.
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