In pictures: Lincoln ‘Light up a Life’ procession for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

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Over 1,500 Lincoln residents have raised more than £32,000 for a Lincolnshire hospice after a torchlight parade through the city.

The 15th annual St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice ‘Light up a Life’ celebration was held on Tuesday, November 24 and began with an open service at Our Lady of Lincoln Church.

A procession through uphill Lincoln to the Cathedral was led by RAF Waddington Pipe Band and members of the Army Cadet Choral Band.

The procession was greeted by songs from a choir before the Tree of Life lights were switched on.

People were then invited to tie messages of love to the railings surrounding the tree before coming together again to enjoy mulled wine and soup.

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have raised such an amazing amount from our Light Up a Life campaign in Lincoln.

“Our supporters are always so generous and their donations will make a real difference to our patients and their families this Christmas.

“It was stunning to see over 1,000 lights shining brightly on our Tree of Life, each one dedicated to the life of someone special who is no longer with us. It is heart warming to see so many people honouring the memories of those they have loved.

“Light Up a Life is the perfect opportunity for people to come together and remember loved ones in a positive way whilst finding comfort in each other. It is truly a special evening that will remain a firm favourite in our hospice calendar.”

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