Boston Spa Light up a Life event for Martin House

30 November 2023

People from across the district are invited to join Martin House Children’s Hospice for its Light up a Life service in Boston Spa this December.

It will take place at St Mary’s Church, High Street, Boston Spa, on Thursday 7 December at 7pm.

Light up a Life is part of the bereavement support Martin House offers to families, and gives them the opportunity to come together to remember their children at Christmas, but is also open to anyone who would like to remember a loved one.

Emma Taylor, head of family support and transition at Martin House, said:

At such a busy time of year, Light up a Life gives people the space and time to remember their child.

Our service provides a shared moment of remembrance, where we can reflect on and celebrate their lives, as well as offering that opportunity to the wider community.

The event will include music, readings, carols, and the lighting of candles in remembrance of loved ones, and will be followed by refreshments. There is no need to book, and it is free to attend.

Martin House cares for children and young people from across West, North and East Yorkshire, providing respite stays, symptom control, emergency care, end of life care and care after death.

It also supports families throughout the life of their child, and in bereavement, and provides care at the hospice, in hospitals and in people’s own homes.

As well as the service, there is also an online book of dedication, where people can leave a message and upload a picture of their loved one. It is available at

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