Light up a Life to help Lakelands Hospice in Corby

Lakelands fundraiser Paul Marlow

Lakelands fundraiser Paul Marlow

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People are being encouraged to remember family and friends and help fund a well-loved hospice in Corby.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend Lakelands Hospice’s annual Light Up a Life events.

There will be a service at 6.30pm on Thursday, November 28, in Willow Place, Corby town centre followed by one in a marquee at the Butland Road hospice on Thursday, December 12, again at 6.30pm.

Each service includes readings and Christmas carols.

Corby’s mayor Judy Caine is among those reading at the town centre service, which sees the lights adorn a Christmas tree.

“It’s a very poignant, caring service to which people can come and remember their loved ones,” said the hospice’s community fundraiser, Paul Marlow.

“It’s just a nice time of year to do it. Anyone can come along and make a donation, light a light and remember their loved ones.

“We are trying to encourage people to make any donation towards the hospice, but if people just want to come along and enjoy the service that’s fine.”

Meanwhile, the hospice is holding another fundraiser – a Christmas bazaar – at the Best Western Hotel in Rockingham Road between 11am and 3pm on Sunday, December 1.