A torchlight procession to give people the opportunity to remember their loved ones is being held on Tuesday, November 24.
‘Light up a Life’ - in aid of St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice - starts at Our Lady of Lincoln Church at 6pm, with the procession leaving Clayton’s Sports Ground, Lee Road, at 7.30pm, arriving at Lincoln Cathedral, where a short service will take place.
People will have the chance to write a personal message of love that can be placed around the Tree of Life at the cathedral after the service.
City of Lincoln Council’s City Maintenance Services is working in partnership with Continental Landscapes Ltd and S Lyon & Son Haulage to put the tree up, decorate it and ensure everything is working properly while it’s in place.
Veronica Brien, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:“This event is a special time for families and friends to join us in remembering the people that we love, who are no longer with us.
“It will feature readings, music, time for quiet reflection and we will light candles of remembrance for our loved ones. Light up a Life is free and open to everyone, not just those touched by hospice care.
“It is only through the generosity and support of the CMS team and their contractors that we have been able to facilitate this most poignant event once again this year.
“Their generous donation of time and resources over the past 15 years has ensured that our Tree of Life stands tall and lights shine brightly throughout the festive season for all to see outside the West Front of the Cathedral.
“We look forward to seeing people there and the tree illuminated for the whole community to see.”
Matt Hillman, Maintenance Manager for the council, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support St Barnabas Hospice and the vital work that they do.
“We’ve been able to assist with the Tree of Life for a number of years and are happy to do so.
“It’s important that we support charities where we can as they provide much-needed support and help to people in the city.”
Torches for over 16s only and battery lanterns will be available to buy from Claytons Sports Ground from 6.30pm.
Road closures will be in place in Nettleham Road, Lee Road, Church Lane, Eastgate, Newport and Bailgate from 7-9pm.
For more information about Light up a Life, please call 01522 540300 or visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/LUALLincoln