Saint Michael’s annual Light up a Life campaign this year marks its 20th anniversary

A special Christmas community event offers people from across the Harrogate district the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to loved ones, while supporting local families living with terminal illness to make the most of their time together over the festive season.

Saint Michael’s annual Light up a Life campaign this year marks its 20th anniversary and invites local people to dedicate a light on the charity’s Christmas tree in memory of someone in their thoughts this Christmas.

Chief Executive of Saint Michael’s, Tony Collins, said:

As Saint Michael’s 30th anniversary draws to a close, we warmly invite you – our community – to share with us another milestone by being part of Light up a Life in its 20th year.

Many of us have special festive traditions and this year Saint Michael’s warmly invites you to make remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones a meaningful part of your Christmas tradition by dedicating a light in tribute.

When you make your dedication, a light will be illuminated on the Saint Michael’s tree, and will shine brightly throughout the festive season at one of three meaningful events across the district.


The lights will be illuminated at St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge, 30 November 2018 at 6pm, in what will be a brand-new service for 2018; Saint Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate, 2 December 2018 at 4pm and Ripon Cathedral, 9 December 2018 at 3:30pm.



Saint Michael’s care is majority funded by the community, and is provided from the charity’s well-known hospice building as well as across the Harrogate district, wherever people call home.

All donations made as part of Light up a Life help Saint Michael’s provide more care for local families this Christmas,

Tony added:

With the busy festive season fast approaching, we encourage people to make their dedication today to ensure the memory of your loved one shines on.

To dedicate a light and receive your special memory star, visit, call Saint Michael’s on (01423) 878 628 or email



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