Books of Honour

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

Our 2021 keepsake decoration is a rose gold star. Each star is made out of metal and hung on a green ribbon. We kindly ask for a minimum donation of £5 per tree decoration, there is no additional charge for postage.

To order a keepsake tree decoration, please sponsor a light online or call 0151 343 0778

Light up a Life 


Wirral Hospice St John’s will be lighting up the hospice gardens with 10,000 beautiful lights this December. Light up a Life started in 1996 and has been raising much-needed funds for the Hospice. This year we are celebrating 25 years of Light up a Life.

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.

More than ever, the hospice needs your support. For each light sponsored a personalised Light up a Life card will be printed and your loved one’s names will be published in the hospice online Books of Honour, a special personal copy of the Book of Honour will be available for pre-order and keepsake tree decorations are available.

Although Covid restrictions have been lifted in the UK, safety measures still remain in place at the hospice to keep our patients, their families, our staff and volunteers safe.

We have made the decision not to have our traditional Light up a Life service this year as we would like to keep everyone safe by not gathering together in a crowd. We know how much Light up a Life means to you, so we would like to invite you and your family to come and spend a short time walking under the beautiful lights to remember and celebrate the lives of your loved ones from Monday 6th December.

To ensure that all families have time and space to walk through the lights, we kindly ask that you pre-book your free slot online. Please book your slot using our online booking facility

We will be pre-recording a Virtual Light up a Life service for you to watch with your family at home on Sunday 5th December. This will be available to watch on our website and YouTube channel.

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 sponsor a light online 

Or please call the Fundraising Office on 0151 343 0778 (Mon to Fri 9 am-5 pm). 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.

This year our Books of Honour will be published online and you can pre-order your own copy for a donation of £5.00. Pre-ordered Books of Honour will be posted in the weeks following Light up a Life.

We know that you may like to write messages to your loved ones to hang on our Christmas trees. If you would like to send us your messages 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.

Business Lights

We would like to invite local businesses to support our Light up a Life campaign by sponsoring a business light from £50.00. Please email fundraising@wirralhospice.org for more information on the different sponsorship packages available.

All businesses will be included in the Books of Honour and on our website. Your support will enable Wirral Hospice St John’s to continue to provide care free of charge for patients from the Wirral community

For further information please contact the Fundraising Team fundraising@wirralhospice.org/ 0151 343 0778

You can watch last year’s virtual service below

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