Tring charity invites people to light up a life in memory of a loved one

A good cause is inviting the public to Light up a Life in memory of a loved one who they have lost.

You will be able to light a candle to remember a friend or relative during eight services by Rennie Grove Hospice Care in November and December.

There will be one in the High Street of Hemel Hempstead’s Old Town at 6.15pm on Saturday. It will be part of the Victorian Evening – where the town’s Christmas lights will be switched on at about 6pm.

Another will be at St Peter & St Paul’s Church in Tring after the charity’s annual thanksgiving service between 3pm and 4pm.

You can dedicate a Christmas tree light in memory of a loved one at the services too.

Rennie Grove will for the first time provide silver star tags for people to hang on the Christmas tree at their unit three offices in Tring’s Icknield Way Industrial Estate. You can write a personal message to someone you have lost on the tag, which will stay on the tree throughout December.

Director of fundraising and marketing Gillian Barnett said: “Families tell us that attending a Light up a Life service brings a special comfort.

“It offers another link to a loved one and they appreciate the message it sends that those we have lost are not forgotten.

“This year we will also be hanging Silver Stars on a Tree of Memories at Rennie House in Tring for the first time. Anyone can request a star on which to write their personal message, and all are welcome to come to see the Tree which will be on display throughout December.”

For full details of all services in Herts and Bucks and how to make a dedication on the Tree of Memories, click here