Lincoln parade to ‘Light up a Life’ for loved ones lost

End-of-life care charity St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is inviting people in Lincoln to “light up a life” in memory of a loved one on November 25th.

Now in their 14th year, The Light up a Life services are free to attend and take place at locations across Lincolnshire.

Each service has its own Tree of Life where people can choose to dedicate a light in memory of someone special whilst helping St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice raise vital funds.

In Lincoln, the tree of life is ready and waiting at Lincoln Cathedral.

Photo: The Lincolnite

Photo: The Lincolnite

The Lincoln event takes place on Tuesday, November 25 and will see hundreds gather for carols, readings and a torchlight procession up to the cathedral.

The event begins at 6pm with a service at Our Lady of Lincoln Church in Lincoln. The torchlight procession begins at 7.30pm from Clayton Sports Ground.

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “Light Up a Life provides people with the opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. Last year more than 2000 lights were dedicated on our Trees of Life in memory of someone special.

“Our Light Up a Life celebrations are open to anyone across the county who would like to remember someone special, regardless of whether they have a connection to the hospice.”

As well as giving people the opportunity to remember loved ones the appeal also helps the hospice to raise more than £35,000 to help them to continue to provide end of life care across Lincolnshire.

Becky said: “Each one of our services across the county are truly special and unique but our service in Lincoln offers something a little different.

“This service is followed by a flaming torchlight procession which culminates at the Lincoln Cathedral for the switching on of the Tree of Life lights.

“Although there will be many tears shed on the night, Light Up a Life is a poignant, uplifting and positive event that embraces our local community. People can stand shoulder to shoulder and remember the people they love and miss at this special time of year.”

Anyone who would like to dedicate a light can go online at or call 01522 540 300.