Light up a Life

Light up our community with memories of someone you love.

Light up a Life is an occasion to remember and celebrate the lives of someone who is no longer with us, but is always in our thoughts.

Why not dedicate a light to your special someone.

Each light symbolises and celebrates the life of that person, remembering precious moments and memories.

The aim of Hospice at Home has always been to provide a peaceful and dignified death for every patient at home, whilst also supporting their families and carers. As a Charity we rely on the kindness and generosity of our local community. The annual Light up a Life Appeal donations helps us provide many hours of care and comfort within the home, in anticipation of your support, we thank you, your kindness will be making a difference at a difficult time.

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As part of your Light up a Life support:

  • A tree will bear the light dedicated to your loved one.
  • You'll receive a personalised card and special pin badge.
  • The names of those who are being remembered will be added to a Book of Remembrance which will be at the Service. This can be viewed after the service at our fundraising office online and will be added to this page at the end of the year.

Longstanding Carlisle Volunteer, Josephine shared why she annually lights up a light for her Husband Derek:

'We don't forget, our memories linger forever and keep us going. Not a day goes by when we don't think of our loved ones and wish they were still here by our side.

Hospice at Home, Light up a Life service means so much to me and others, a time to give thanks for all the times Derek and I spent together and for the care from Hospice at Home, even though it was only for a short time it meant so much to us and Derek could stay at home with his family around him. This same care continues today by our excellent team of nurses and volunteers.

Light up a life service is something to look forward to, it is relaxing and meaningful, a time to reflect and uplift us and encourage us to carry on and give thanks.'

Josephine and Derek

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To dedicate a light, please choose your donation below and click donate now. To add your loved one/s to our Book of Remembrance please click dedicate this donation and complete all details.

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Reclaim Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Hospice at Home to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Hospice at Home we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Hospice at Home to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Hospice at Home will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Hospice at Home receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £20.00

Please join us at our light up a life service at

St. Andrew’s Church, Penrith on Sunday 19th December at 10am

Dedicate a Light Annually

We understand you may wish to support the Charity and remember your loved one/s on an annual basis, with this in mind we have established a new donation facility, if you kindly wish to choose this option please tick the ‘Make this donation box’ below and select 'yearly' from the drop down menu. Hospice at Home will automatically process your gift each year and add your dedication to our Light up a Life Appeal annually.

This generous support will not only be an opportunity to remember your ‘someone special’ each year at Hospice at Home but will also help the future long term sustainability of the Charity which will help the Clinical Team provide end of life care in the home and give vital support to patients, families and carers of the future. Thank You in anticipation for your support.