Lake to be lit up by loved ones

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 June 2012

Weston Hospicecare will hold its Light up the Lake event.

Weston Hospicecare will hold its Light up the Lake event.

Weston Hospicecare

WESTON Hospicecare is encouraging people to light a floating candle in memory of a loved one at the charity's Light up the Lake event.

People are invited to purchase floating candles and add their own personal messages, so each candle represents an absent friend, and launch them at Weston’s Marine Lake on July 12.

Kim McKerron, aged 52, of Doleberrow in Churchill, was one of the first people to hear about the new event. After losing her husband Jock she reflected on how the hospice has helped her.

She said: “I hadn’t really thought about Weston Hospicecare before. It was a service I didn’t think I would ever have to use. But the staff are amazing and understand that every person is unique and because of this, both my husband and I received individual and unique care when we felt we had nowhere else to turn.”

The service will take place at Marine Lake between 6.30-7.30pm. Floating candles are available for a suggested minimum donation of £10 and this includes a personalised message tag.

Light up the Lake is new to 2012 and follows the success of the hospice’s winter event, Light up a Life. The charity holds these events to allow the local community to remember those they have lost whilst witnessing a stunning spectacle of light.

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