Light up a Life Returns to Wirral Hospice St John’s for Christmas.

Wirral Hospice St John’s will be lighting up the Hospice gardens with 10,000 beautiful lights this December. Light up a Life started in 1996 and has been raising much needed funds for the Hospice for the last 22 years.

The switch on service is a special event and is an opportunity for the Wirral community to come together to remember those special to them.

This year the lights will be switched on by Joanne Cawley and her two sons, James aged 13 and 9 year old Luke in memory of Joanne’s mum Ruth Size who died in 2017.

Sadly just a year later, Joanne’s Dad Martin also died suddenly. Martin was very proud and thrilled that his daughter Joanne and her two sons James and Luke had been asked to switch on the lights at the Light up a Life service.

Joanne said:

“It is such an honour and privilege to be asked to switch on the lights, as each light has its own special story.” This is only our second year at Light up a Life, but will now be our family tradition every year.  We will always remember my mum and my dad and will light up their lives with a light for each of them. Although they are not here with us they will never be forgotten and will stay close in our hearts always.”

The service will be held in the Hospice gardens on Sunday 2nd December at 5.30pm.  The carol service is free to attend and all are welcome to come along to remember their loved ones. For each light that is sponsored your loved ones name will be included in the books of honour and you will receive a Light up a Life card in their memory.  The books will be on display in the hospice chapel from 4.00pm on 2nd December and will remain on display throughout the Christmas period.

Light up a Life keepsake tree decorations are available for a donation from £3.00 (including postage).  To sponsor a light/keepsake call 0151 343 0778 or or visit to make a donation online.