Light Up A Life 2021
5th December 2021 - 5th December 2022
This Christmas, you are invited to remember and celebrate the life of someone who is special to you, by sponsoring a star as part of the annual Light Up A Life Appeal. Click here to enter the online Light up a life appeal.
The stars, dedicated by you in memory of a loved one, will take pride of place when we meet together on Sunday 5th December for the Illumination of the Christmas Lights (6.45pm procession from Mary Russell School). We invite you and your family and friends to join us for this very special occasion – a chance to take some time out and remember loved ones, share memories an celebrate their lives whilst enjoying readings, music and Christmas carols.
During the ceremony, the lights on the tree and all around the Hospice will be lit in recognition of those remembered.
Please join us this Christmas and Light up the life of someone you have loved and lost.
Donate here to our light up a life appeal.
Remember the life of someone special this Christmas
Written by Allan Keddie – Photo – Allan with his Mum Jan.
My Mum Jan was one of the kindest souls you could ever meet, hugely loved in her position at Todholm Primary School and honestly the best Mum I could have asked for.
ACCORD were kind enough to accommodate my mum shortly into her hospital stay in July 2020 and the difference that made for both of us was absolutely extraordinary. A far less clinical environment made a huge difference and care she received was nothing short of exceptional – nothing was ever a bother – even if Mum was convinced it was. Thanks to them we were able to have time together without dwelling on the situation – under Mum’s orders – watching films and talking away was how she wanted to spend our visits.
I can never thank them enough for the care and support they gave to us, even allowing her sister to come and visit her from Livingston which we didn’t think would be possible given restrictions at the time. ACCORD were able to give Mum something almost normal in a situation that was anything but, treating her with compassion and dignity. For that I will forever be grateful.