Join us to remember and celebrate the life of someone special…
Light up a Life is our annual celebration of everything that St Clare stands for – joining together with families from across our community in honour of their loved ones. Candles are lit as we remember, with every shining light representing the life and memories of a loved one.
We will be holding three services here at the Hospice in Hastingwood, the first of which is on Thursday 16th December at 7.00pm. Everyone, of all faiths and none, is welcome to attend these free services, not just those who have experienced St Clare’s support first-hand.
Each service will be held outside in a marquee on the Hospice grounds. As always, you can expect festive readings, music and refreshments on the day. New to 2021, we are now also inviting families with young children (under 18’s) to come along an hour before the service starts at 6.00pm if they would like to take part in our arts and crafts activities led by our Child Bereavement Team. Children will be given the chance to create something special and meaningful for their loved ones in a fun and relaxed environment.
Here for you – Our Bereavement Support
Our Bereavement Support Helpline operates from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. The number to call is 01279 967670. It is free to call, though charges may apply in line with your standard network rate.
Anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close, whether recently or in the past, is welcome to call our Bereavement Support Helpline.
It may be that you are reaching out for support in regards to a recent loss, hoping to talk things through or find out what to do in the coming days and weeks after someone close has died.
Or, you may be calling because something has happened that has brought up difficult emotions in relation or a bereavement that happened a longer time ago. Or perhaps now is the time when you feel ready to reach out.
Everyone is welcome to call our Helpline in regards to anything related to grief, loss and bereavement.