BARNSLEY Hospice is inviting people to dedicate a light in memory of someone special.

Light Up a Life is an annual appeal by the hospice that invites people to celebrate the lives of relatives and friends by dedicating lights in their memory.

Christmas trees will be illuminated during two church services on December 1 at 3.30pm and 7pm, and there will be a service at the hospice at 7pm on December 5.

Each person remembered will be recorded in a special Book of Blessings, and their lights added to the Christmas trees. The book will be displayed over the festive period and lights will shine until the 12th night.

Julie Perry, patient services director at Barnsley Hospice, said: “Everyone is warmly invited to join us at one of our Light

Up a Life services which we hope will help provide some much-needed comfort at this most difficult time of the year.”

Last year, it raised more than £25,000 with more than 1,000 lights on the Christmas trees.

To book onto a service or dedicate a light, visit the Barnsley Hospice website or call 244244.