Each year we invite our family of supporters to celebrate a life of someone special and at the same time, help us provide love and care for the people who need us right now. Would you like to take part this year and help us raise the money we need to provide all the support our patients and their families need?
Light up a Life gives you the chance to dedicate a light to someone you love, whether they’ve been a patient here at St Ann’s, or if they are simply someone who you can’t be with this Christmas.
You can make a dedication on our special website, by adding a light to our online Winter Forest along with a photo of your loved one. You can share your dedication with your friends and family through your online network.
Thank you for your support. It’s only through the generosity of people like you that we can continue to provide specialist palliative care for local people with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones at Christmas, and all year round too – we couldn’t do it without you.
Below you can read about Eli’s experience at St Ann’s and find out how your support helps make a difference to the people we care for. You can read more of their story here.
My memories of arriving at St Ann’s are a little hazy, but I do remember lots of tea and Tom making use of the ice cream machine! Tom was treated with care, dignity and humour, and I stayed every night and went back to being his wife. We actually got to celebrate Tom’s 35th birthday. The chef made an excellent cake and the family got together for an epic afternoon tea. Tom passed away in the early hours of Sunday 27th May. We were asleep together on his bed, holding hands. I fully believe that the reason Tom did as well as he did was due to St Ann’s care. This was our experience, not only Tom’s, which really sums up what a special place it is. They don’t stop caring about those left behind. Eli