A LAKE will be lit up by families paying tribute to loved ones who’ve brightened up their lives.

Manvers Lake, Wath-upon-Dearne, is to be filled by lanterns in a ceremony of remembrance hosted by Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

People are being invited to dedicate a lantern to pay tribute to lost loved ones, or those who have lit up their past year during the pandemic, and provide a small donation to the charity.

Samantha Wood, head of fundraising at Bluebell Wood, said: “It’s been one of the toughest year’s we’ve ever faced as a charity from a fundraising perspective, with so many of our events and campaigns cancelled because of the pandemic.

“And we know that the past year’s been incredibly challenging for everyone, with so many unable to be close to family and friends, or say goodbye to loved ones in the way they would have wanted.

“That’s why we’re very excited about our first ever Light up the Lake appeal which will be the perfect way to reflect and remember while celebrating and paying tribute to the special people in our lives.

“So please do join us for what promises to be a breathtaking and moving display as we Light up the Lake under the setting sun. Each and every donation to our appeal will help us support families like Beau’s through the darkest times they’ll ever face.”

The event will take place on Saturday, July 17.

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