Light Up A Life 2020


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Geoffrey supports Light up a Life in memory of his dear friend Joan

“Joan and I met in 2011. We had both lost our spouses a few years before and started a friendship that just grew and grew. Until earlier this year, when Joan passed away, we were the closest of companions.
When she was diagnosed with cancer she made it extremely clear that she wanted to remain at home. I’d been aware of the hospice for a good while but I expected a forbidding place, where patients went in but didn’t come out again. I was so wrong.
St Margaret’s quickly became a lifeline for us both. For Joan, it was a happy, life-filled place she would visit. For me, the hospice’s advice over the phone offered me support and reassurance. I would often be in touch, so I could keep Joan going at home.
Twice Joan went into the hospice where their kind, expert care perked her up enough to come back home. But then, in early March this year, Joan went to St Margaret’s for her final visit before she passed away in a local care home.
May I please encourage you to join me, and our whole community, in coming together to remember precious people like Joan who are no longer with us. And please, join me in supporting this remarkable local charity. We are all fortunate to have St Margaret’s to call upon but they need our help today more than ever before.”

light up a life 2020 st margarets hospice careA very special online event of remembrance and celebration for Somerset

4pm, Sunday 13 December 2020

Watch it on YouTube & Facebook


Light up a Life is traditionally the time where we gather for a simple service of remembrance, thinking about those we have loved and lost, sharing our grief with others; but also celebrating the very special place they had in our lives.

This year's Light up a Life event will be held online and everyone in our community is welcome.

We are delighted to have been given permission to broadcast this special event from the Bishop’s Chapel in the Bishop’s Palace by the Right Reverend Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells. There will be a short service of readings and music. Every name dedication we receive before 27 November will be shown during the broadcast.

We know that for many families, it is impossible to all gather in one place at one time. We hope that, by holding our service online this year, we will make it possible for every family to share in a moving, uplifting community event. I sincerely hope you will be able to join us.

If you’re not able to join us at this time, don’t worry - the service will be available to watch on both YouTube and Facebook at any time after the event has finished.


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Dedicate a star in memory of your loved one and it will shine in our Light up a Life sky.

Make your dedication

If you would rather make a one-off donation to St Margaret's Hospice Care today instead of dedicating a star, please click here.


Visiting our hospices this Decembertree light up a life st margarets hospice care

Between 15-17 December, we are planning to make it possible for people to come to our hospices in Taunton and Yeovil, to see our trees of celebration. You will have the opportunity to place your Memory Star on the tree during your visit.

Visits will be limited and strictly available by pre-booking only. For details please call our supporter care team on 01823 365615.

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