Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity is offering a virtual Tree of Light commemoration service, Books of Honour, and an online dedication page to support those who have faced the loss of a loved one this year.
From 5pm on Saturday 18 December until the New Year, the virtual Tree of Light commemoration service will be available to view on the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity website. The service will provide space and time for families and friends to remember and share those treasured memories in a variety of different ways. There will also be readings and music with time to light a candle to take a moment of reflection and remembrance.
‘We recognise Christmas can be a very emotional occasion, a time when we particularly think of loved ones who are no longer with us,’ says Ann Kenny, the Bereavement Support Team Lead at the Hospice. ‘These last couple of years have been enormous challenges for everybody, and sadly, many people have faced the loss of a loved one with little outlet to express their feelings properly. Whilst we cannot meet in person as usual at our traditional Tree of Light events, here at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, we felt it was incredibly important to still offer a safe space and time for reflection.’
The Charity has also set up an online Tree of Light remembrance page where you can dedicate a memory to someone special. To make a dedication online, allowing friends and family all over the world to view, you can do so by visiting: fnhospice.dedicationpage.org/treeoflight2021
You can also have your dedication to your loved one appear in the Books of Honour, which will be available to view at the Charity’s Head Office in Aylesbury on selected dates in December. Lastly, you can also choose to have their name appear on the Roll of Honour which will be shown during the virtual Tree of Light Service. These additional dedications can be requested when you make your online dedication.