Light up a Life


 You can download a copy of this year's Light up a Life programme here

Wirral Hospice St John’s invites you to celebrate the lives of those people special to you by dedicating one of our beautiful lights in their memory. Each Christmas, 10,000 lights shine brightly from the trees and buildings surrounding the Hospice, each representing a loved one.

Light up a Life offers an uplifting and meaningful way to remember family and friends who are no longer with us whilst supporting the care we provide at Wirral Hospice St John’s. We would like to invite you to sponsor a light to remember your loved ones this Christmas.

Sadly, due to the pandemic and the restrictions that have been put into place preventing crowds gathering, we have had to cancel this year’s outdoor Light up a Life switch-on service. Instead, our virtual Light up a Life service will be on our website for you to watch from the comfort of your own home at 6pm on Sunday 6th December 2020.

Making a Light up a Life donation

If you would like to sponsor a light in memory of a loved one or loved ones, please fill in the online form below. Or please call the Fundraising Office on 0151 343 0778 (Mon to Fri 9am-5pm). We kindly ask for a minimum donation of £5 per light.

For each light sponsored you will receive a personalised card and your loved one's name will be printed in our online Books of Honour.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we will not be able to have printed Books of Honour on display this year, instead, our Books of Honour will be published online.

We know that many supporters like to write messages for our memorial trees. If you would like to send us your messages for our memorial trees please download and print our message bauble template

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding this year and for your ongoing support in helping Wirral Hospice St John’s Light up a Life appeal, which helps us to provide our very special care for our patients and their families.

 You can view our 2020 digital Books of Honour here

 Our previous years' digital Books of Honour
You can view our 2019 digital Books of Honour here
You can view our 2018 digital Books of Honour here
You can view our 2017 digital Books of Honour here
You can view our 2016 digital Books of Honour here

Light up a Life keepsake tree decoration

This year's keepsake tree decoration is a silver star. Each silver star is made out of metal and hung on a green ribbon. We kindly ask for a minimum additional donation of £5 per tree decoration, there is no charge for postage.

To order a star please use our online Light up a Life order form below or call 0151 343 0778. 


Thank you to our business supporters

We would like to thank the below businesses for kindly supporting this year’s Light up a Life campaign:

Apollo Care Wirral 

J W Bell Funeral Directors

LVW Group

Mayfair Kitchen Studio

Mayfields Woodland Remembrance

Nook Mortgages 

Quinns Funeral Directors


West Wallasey Car & Van Hire


For further information please contact The Fundraising Team 0151 343 0778

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Light up a Life Form

Your Information

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Light up a Life keepsake tree decoration

Please indicate how many silver star Light up a Life keepsake tree decorations you would like:(Minimum additional donation £5 each)

Light up a Life Donation

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'Thank you for sponsoring a light for Light up a Life, your Light up a Life card will be with you within the next few weeks'

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