Light up a Life

Please remember a loved one and dedicate a light this Christmas, your support will help us to keep our clinical services operating especially with the challenges we face with the
Covid-19 pandemic.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

The festive season is traditionally a time for families and loved ones to get together. Light up a Life is an occasion to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died, a special someone who you have been unable to visit, or someone you cannot be with, but are always in our thoughts.

This year especially many of us have experienced isolation and loneliness, the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted more than ever how important our families and friends are to us all. 

We invite you to dedicate a light to your special someone.
Each light symbolises and celebrates the life of that person, remembering precious moments and memories.

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As part of your Light up a Life support:

  • A tree will bear the light dedicated to your loved one*.
  • A personalised card and special pin badge will be sent to you.
  • The names of those who are being remembered will be added to a Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance will be added to this page at the end of the year.

New for this year - 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.

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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 One Time

Last year our Light up a Life appeal helped provide many hours of nursing care and comfort. Please help us to provide more hours of care this year. Every donation makes a difference. Thank you!


Would pay for one hour of Complementary Therapy for a patient, family member or carer.


Would pay for one hour of Counselling for a patient, family member or carer from our Family Support Team.


Would provide one hour of Lymphoedema or Occupational Therapy Specialist support.


Would pay for three hours of Respite Care to enable families or carers to take a break.


Would enable a Health Care Assistant to provide a night of support to a patient in their home.


Would enable a Registered Nurse to provide a night of support to a patient in their home.

Dear Friends , this year due to the Covid-19 restrictions Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland’s Light up a Life Church Service will not be held at St Andrews Church, Penrith on Sunday 13th December at 10am. We are however very pleased to bring you some comforting words from Reverend David Sargent on the same day at the same time, so please join us on Facebook Sunday 13th December at 10am and hear from Reverend David Sargent, if you do not have Facebook does someone in your support bubble have access to Facebook? Could they watch with you?

To continue to give further comfort during this difficult time, Benet Waterman local celebrant will also be giving us her thoughts for Light up a Life, this will take place on Sunday 20th December at 10am also via Facebook, please once again  join us for this short virtual presentation.

Both Light up a Life videos will remain on face book and of course can be watched at later dates which are suitable.

Sunday 13th and 20th December at 10am on Facebook