Ceremony to remember lost loved ones

A DEDICATION ceremony was held in Weston for people to remember lost loved ones.

A DEDICATION ceremony was held in Weston for people to remember lost loved ones.

The service, held in the Sovereign Shopping Centre on November 22, was put on as part of Weston Hospicecare's Tree of Light Appeal, which is supported by the Weston & Somerset Mercury.

The campaign aims to raise money for the hospice by asking people to dedicate a light on a tree in the shopping centre to someone who cannot be with them this Christmas.

At the same time as making the dedication, which will be put into a book of remembrance, they are asked to make a donation to the Uphill hospice.

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Weston Hospicecare trustee chairman, Peter Griffiths, did a reading at the ceremony, along with trustee member Gareth Richards and Weston's mayor Councillor John Ley Morgan.

The crowds of hospice supporters and shoppers also sang hymns and said prayers as part of the service, which was led by the hospice's chaplain Karen Murphy. Music was provided by Harmony Plus Brass Band.

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A similar ceremony will be held at Cadbury Garden and Leisure in Congresbury tonight (Thurs) and a remembrance service will take place at Christ Church in Montpelier, Weston, on Saturday.

To find out more about the appeal log on to www.thewestonmercury.co.uk or www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/treeoflight

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