Thousands of local supporters tuned in to Lindsey Lodge’s Light up a Life virtual service and helped raise a record-breaking £18,000 on Friday 4 December.
Lindsey Lodge made the decision to hold their annual remembrance service virtually as a result of Covid-19, to provide people with the opportunity to remember a lost loved one at the end of a very difficult year.
Streamed live from the Hospice’s Memorial Garden, the service encouraged viewers to light up a life from home, and has been viewed by over 6,500 people.
Lindsey Lodge Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “This year saw us having to dramatically adapt our Light up a Life plans to provide a safe service for everyone to enjoy. After making the decision to go virtual this year, we hoped the local community would show their support.
“The response we’ve had so far has been phenomenal, our live service has been viewed by thousands and we’ve had our most successful year ever, raising an incredible £18,000 to date.
She added: “It was particularly moving to see people’s tributes and comments live as the service commenced, and it made it a very poignant and personal service. Even though we were apart, we were sharing these special moments together.
“Thanks to the support of Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Jonathan Evison, our Hospice Chaplains, members of our Clinical team and bagpiper Danny Fleming, we managed to capture the very special essence of Light up a Life, even when we weren’t all able to be together as normal.
“We truly could not have asked for a better response from our local community, so a heart-felt thank you to everyone for their unwavering support during these difficult times.”
Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s Book of Dedication will be available to view in the Hospice’s Summer House in its Memorial Garden at the Hospice throughout December.