Light up a Life Appeal

Reflect on the year and dedicate a light to someone you love this Christmas.

Light up a Life gives you the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one, and help us raise money to provide the support our patients and their families need. This year, it’s also an opportunity to mark something close to your heart.

You’re invited to remember a loved one, whether they have been a patient at St Ann’s or not, or someone who just can’t be with you at this time of year. Or you might light a light for the other losses you have felt this year, like occasions you couldn’t celebrate as planned or time lost with family and friends.

Join us and dedicate a light

Make a dedication online and add a light to our online winter forest, along with a photo of a loved one, a message or a memory. You’ll also be able to share your dedication with friends and family online. All dedications received by the 27th November will be recorded in our 2020 Book of Honour, which will be on display in our hospices in Little Hulton and Heald Green next year.

As Medical Director here at St Ann’s, I know how important your support is. It allows us to provide care to individuals and their families who need help from the hospice. This year, I have felt our connection with those we support and the wider community stronger than ever – so thank you. We couldn’t do it without you. Dr David Waterman

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 all year round.

Below you can read about Janice’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.

I was married to Ian for 43 years. It would have been 47 years this year. Ian was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and came to the hospice just after Christmas in 2016. I had never been to a hospice before and I didn’t really know what to expect. But you knew when you came in that the nurses and the doctors were on Ian’s side. Being at the hospice meant we could come together and have family time together, making memories. Janice
Ian and Janice together with their arms linked together, looking at eachother and smiling.

If you have any questions about the Light Up A Life Appeal or your dedication, please contact our fundraising team on 0161 498 3631 or

Bereavement support

Many of us welcome talking to others when a person who is close has died – and usually rely on friends and family. But sometimes it can help to talk to someone who is not so closely involved. This is where we can help.

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