Remembering Loved Ones in Prescot This Christmas

By on Friday, November 22, 2013

Light up a LifePrescot people can remember their late loved ones by posting a message to a Christmas tree this festive season.

Willowbrook Hospice, Prescot Shopping Centre, and the Friends of Prescot Cemetery and Churchyard are all providing trees of remembrance this year.

On Saturday 23 November, Prescot Shopping Centre invites members of the public to ‘Light up a Life,’ an opportunity to write a tag of dedication to hang on the centre’s Christmas tree.

Carols and mince pies will be part of the celebrations, between 1pm and 2pm.

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On Sunday 8 December, all are invited to a short ceremony at 2pm at Prescot Cemetery, Manchester Road, where the Mayor of Prescot will plant and dedicate a Christmas remembrance tree on behalf of the Friends of Prescot Cemetery and Churchyard. Light refreshments will be served.

Visitors are invited to post their tributes to the tree, donated by Sonya’s Flowers, and make a small donation.

Money raised will go towards a children’s memorial on the site where for many years infants, including stillborn babies, were buried in unmarked graves.

willowbrook_hospice_christmas_treeFinally, Willowbrook Hospice will hold its annual ‘Lights of Love’ event at 7pm at Prescot Parish Church on Monday 9 December.

The service will include a lantern procession, signing of a Book of Honour, and the traditional lighting of the remembrance tree. Donations will go to the work of the hospice.

See the Willowbrook Hospice website for information on other Lights of Love services taking place in Dovecot and St Helens.

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