Remember a loved one this Christmas...

Dedicate a light on one of our trees in the hospice gardens to remember those you love and miss at this special time of year.

That light, along with hundreds of others, will shine bright throughout the Christmas period, in memory of those we have lost. Your loved one doesn't have to have been cared for by us, it is just a special way to remember those dear to us at a precious time of year.

By dedicating a light you will also receive a bespoke Light up a Life Christmas Card bearing the name of your chosen family member or friends, handwritten in beautiful calligraphy. Their name will also be entered into our Book of Remembrance, which will be available to view online from January 2019.

Our care is free, so by dedicating a light as part of this appeal, you will be helping the many families that we support every year. Every penny raised goes towards caring for our community all across North Lancashire & South Cumbria.

Come to one of our Light up a Life services...

7pm on Friday 30th November at Morecambe Winter Gardens

6:30pm on Monday 10th December at Kendal Parish Church

Please remember to wrap up warmly, as the venues can be chilly at this time of year. 

Entry is FREE, there is no need to book. Everyone is welcome.

A special thank you to Bowker Ltd in Morecambe who make sure our trees shine bright every year. They do this work free of charge and we are grateful for their support.

Bowker Ltd

St John's Hospice

St John’s Hospice is a local charity supporting patients and families in North Lancs and the South Lakes since 1986. Serving a population of over 250,000 people, we are specialists in palliative care for a range of life shortening conditions.

Having a life shortening condition does not mean that quality of daily life should suffer. Our experienced team of specialists work together with our patients to make sure they are getting the care and support they need to live their life the way they want to, as much as possible.

Our In-Patient Unit provides a high standard of specialist palliative care and support around the clock, 365 days of the year, for anyone aged 18 years and over.

Our Day Therapy Services provide a place for people to come and talk to others going through similar experiences to them, make friends, take part in group exercises or perhaps relax with a complementary therapy session. The aim is to enhance quality of life and to promote independence as far as possible.

Our Hospice at Home team are a dedicated unit of healthcare professionals who visit patients in the comfort of their own home to offer specialist palliative care at the end of life. Offering symptom management as well as support and advice, the team is there to help both the patient and their family.

The care we provide at St John’s Hospice is free of charge to patients and families, but it is not cost free. We receive 30% of our core funding from the NHS, for the remaining 70% we rely on our amazing local community and fundraising efforts.

If you would like to help St John’s by donating some money, some time, support, goods for our shops or anything at all that you think could help us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01524 382538 or visit
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