It’s time to make a date to remember your loved ones

Lights of Love, St Michael's Hospice. 4/12/11
Lights of Love, St Michael's Hospice. 4/12/11

LIGHTS of Love 2012 offers the opportunity to dedicate silver stars to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

The annual event, held for anyone to join to reflect on the life of a friend or relative who has since passed on, is run by St Michael’s Hospice.

One supporter who has dedicated stars for a number of years is Aimee Rowley, 31.

Aimee said: “I could probably fill half a tree with dedications to those I have loved and lost and I can’t think of a better way to remember them than to light a star in their memory.

“My Poppa, Nan and Mum were all touched by the miracle that is St Michael’s Hospice and I know that they would be proud to see me continuing the support that they once gave.”

This year the Lights of Love services will take place on Sunday December 9 at 3pm, with the official Illumination ceremonies following at 4pm. Services will be held at the Hospice grounds and locations in Hastings Old Town, Battle, Bexhill, Rye and Ticehurst.

Aimee said: “Whether it was respite, palliative care or the Hospice at Home team, my family and I were always amazed by the support and companionship provided by St Michael’s. That’s why every year I help light up the magnificent trees by dedicating a star to celebrate the lives of those who made Christmas for me.”

• To receive a Lights of Love pack, please email Perdita on or call the Hospice on 01424 445177. You can also dedicate a star from the convenience of your PC or phone by visiting