Family and friends gathered to remember loved ones at Pembridge Hospice Light up a Life in North Kensington
More than 200 family, friends and carers gathered in Kensington Memorial Park on Sunday 2 December for the third annual Pembridge Hospice Light up a Life remembrance event.
Martin Hill, the Spiritual Care Advisor at Pembridge Hospice who led the ceremony said:
“Light up a Life gives people an opportunity to honour the lives of people they have lost, at what can be a difficult time of year for many reasons. The day was a celebration of life and a chance to reflect on the people who have brought light into our lives.”
Martin led the 30 minute ceremony, which started with the lighting of a dedication candle by the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Marie-Thérèse Rossi. The St Charles Primary School Choir also attended to sing during the ceremony.
Guests had the opportunity to write a dedication for a permanent book of remembrance kept at the hospice and could also sponsor a Christmas light and custom-engraved wooden dove. The doves were placed on Christmas trees that were lit up during the ceremony, with guests taking their doves home afterwards.