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Carols for hospice

By Shepton Mallet Journal  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

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SHEPTON Mallet Market Cross was filled with candlelight and carols on Wednesday night last week.

The evening was part of Dorothy House Hospice's annual initiative, Light up a Life.

A spokeswoman for Dorothy House said: "Christmas is often a time when those who have passed away are missed more acutely than at any other period during the year.

"As Christmas approaches, Dorothy House Hospice Care is giving people the opportunity to celebrate the lives of loved ones by dedicating a light to shine in their memory."

The service in Shepton Mallet was one of seven services across the county.

People were invited to a service of readings and carols with the opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one.

The Light up a Life initiative also gives people the chance to dedicate a light to someone on a special Christmas tree in the grounds of the Dorothy House Hospice in Winsley, near Bradford-on-Avon.

Everyone is welcome to visit the lights from Monday, December 2, to Sunday, January 5. The lights will be lit for 24 hours a day, but it is recommended to view them in the dark (after 4pm).

Every day, Dorothy House Hospice Care supports around 700 families affected by cancer, motor neurone disease and other life threatening conditions.

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