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Hospice grounds are lit up in memory of loved ones

St.Lukes Festival of Light Switch On....10 years old Ruby Jackson from Woodseats

St.Lukes Festival of Light Switch On....10 years old Ruby Jackson from Woodseats

The Festival of Light at St Luke’s Hospice is set to raise more than £40,000.

BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Georgey Spanswick led visitors in a countdown in the hospice grounds at Whirlow on Sunday as almost 11,000 lights were switched on, each one in memory of a loved one.

“This is such an important night on the hospice calendar,” said Ruth Wilkes, daughter of St Luke’s founder, the late Professor Eric Wilkes. “It’s obviously wonderful as it raises vital funds, which this hospice relies heavily on, but it’s also an opportunity for the family of St Luke’s – the patients, relatives and staff – to celebrate those who have been close to us.”

Music came from Holymoorside Brass Band and St Luke’s Choir. Pictured: Ruby Jackson, ten, of Woodseats.

 

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