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Light up a Life

Whether this is your first Christmas without a loved one, or you have taken part in Light up a Life for many years, we are here for you. 

We hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate the lives of your loved ones and honour their memory.


“The Hospice lifted us up at the most difficult time of our lives. They gave Julie and me more time to enjoy together.”

Read Peter and Julie’s story below


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Dedicate a light for someone special

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Add a dedication and light for a loved one.

Each virtual light that shines on the tree carries a message of love to the special people in our lives.

Dedicate a light


Join us for Light up a Life live at the Hospice

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Date: Sunday 26 November 2023

Time: 4.00pm (Arrival from 3.30pm)

Location: The Hospice of St Francis, Spring Garden Lane, Berkhamsted, HP4 3GW

Join with others for a special event of celebration and remembrance. Enjoy music, children’s craft activities, refreshments, readings, the lighting of the Hospice Christmas lights, as well as a time for reflection.

You can book for the event when you dedicate a light, or please email and let us know how many cars you would like to reserve parking for. Please RSVP by 17th November.


Join our virtual event online

Light up a life event

Date: Sunday 10th December 2023

Time: 4.00pm

Location: You can watch it on this page or via our Facebook or YouTube pages. It will also be made available throughout December.

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Celebrate your loved ones from the comfort of your own home with the Light up a Life virtual event. To help you fully enjoy the virtual event we are pleased to offer you a Light up a Life pack containing a Hospice candle, event programme and festive hot drink.

You can request a pack whilst dedicating a light, or you can email / 01442 869555.



Julie and Peter

Julie & Peter's Story

It was a beautiful sunny day when we arrived at the Hospice.  The care Julie received improved everything for her.  She loved the nurses.  They had time to talk with her.  You could see her come back to life.  I could be with her every day; we had lunch in the conservatory together, did jigsaw puzzles in the lounge.  I had the time to spend with my wife, knowing she was comfortable and cared for.

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A message from Ray Ashley-Brown, Head of Spiritual Care

A Hospice is a gift that the community gives to itself.  Your gift will ensure that more families like Peter and Julie’s will live their precious lives well with The Hospice of St Francis. 

Any donation you can give will make a real difference to patients and families this Christmas and into the future.





We're here to help - please do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to speak with one of the team

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