A Teesside Tradition

Date Published: 19th November 2018

A message from Andrea Clark, Acting Chief Executive & Director of Patient Services.

Whilst the festive period brings joy for many, here at Teesside Hospice we appreciate that Christmas can be a difficult time if you have lost someone special. That’s why every year we invite local people to make a dedication on our special Light up a Life tree in memory of a loved one, a Teesside tradition for more than two decades.

It’s completely up to you who you choose to remember in this way, whether it’s a friend, family member or work colleague. They don’t have to have been cared for by the Hospice in order for you to make a dedication.

We are delighted that once again, we have the support of Colin McGinley Independent Family Funeral Service who have sponsored this appeal, meaning that every penny donated will go directly towards helping our Hospice provide specialist palliative care to patients and families when they need it most.

Services such as counselling for bereaved families and advice from our caring team of nurses are just a few of the many ways we support local people who are facing a life-limiting illness. Thanks to donations to Light up a Life we can continue to offer this support completely free of charge and give our patients more choice, dignity and comfort throughout symptom management and at the end of life.

To make a dedication please click here or call 01642 811145. Your donation will go directly towards helping Teesside Hospice support our patients and their families in the future. All dedications will be placed on our Light up a Life Christmas tree situated in the Hillstreet Shopping Centre until 18th December.

Alternatively you can visit one of our official Light up a Life Christmas trees in the Hillstreet Centre, Middlesbrough; Parkway Centre, Coulby Newham or Teesside Crematorium.

I would also like to invite you to join us at St Barnabas Church on Wednesday 19th December at 7pm where you will be given a warm welcome as we hold our special Light up a Life Service to celebrate the lives of absent loved ones at Christmas time.

Andrea Clark

Acting Chief Executive and Director of Patient Services

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