Light up the Highlands

Every year at this time, Highland Hospice invites our supporters to sponsor a light on one of our Christmas trees and light up the Highlands in memory of a loved one or in support of the Hospice. Never has it felt more important for us to do so, after the darkness we have all faced over the past two years.

We warmly invite you to join our Light up the Highlands online service on Wednesday 1st December at 6pm. You can watch it on YouTube above or on the Highland Hospice Facebook page.

Together we can Light up the Highlands

Sponsor your light and make your dedication online here

The pandemic has been challenging, not just here at the Hospice but for each and every one of us. National lockdowns have seen us separated from family and friends and, for those most vulnerable, this proved particularly difficult. But while this year may have seen the worst of the pandemic, it has also highlighted the very best in the Highland people.

Within the Hospice we’ve been overwhelmed by the heartwarming stories of our staff going above and beyond to show compassion and bring a little light in difficult times. The team in the Inpatient Unit have worked tirelessly - even changing the layout of the Hospice - to make sure families could safely visit their loved ones during restrictions.

‘We know just how important it is to our patients, and of course to their families, to be together with those they love, creating precious final memories during the most difficult times and so there was never any question in our minds that we would find a safe way to make this happen for them.’
Kenny Steele, Chief Executive

Our community teams have simply refused to give up when national lockdowns put a stop to their previous methods of support. Instead, they focussed on finding new ways to reach out to the clients they could no longer visit and made sure that, no matter what, they were always there when they needed them most.

These stories of kindness are not unique to the Hospice. We all know someone who showed compassion when it mattered most and this truly captures the essence of our Highland community. So this year, let’s once again Light up the Highlands together to remember and celebrate those whose love, compassion and kindness brought us a little light in the dark.

Sponsor a light and make a dedication

We invite you to sponsor a light on one of our Christmas trees and to join us for our online service at 6pm on December 1st to celebrate the lives of those we love, and look forward to the season of peace and goodwill. We will have trees in Falcon Square, next to our café ‘In the City’ in the Eastgate Centre, and outside the Hospice Inpatient Unit for our staff, patients and visitors to enjoy.

Your support would make a huge difference to all of us at the Hospice.

  • £10 could pay for a meal for a patient and a family member this Christmas
  • £25 could pay for a support session for a bereaved relative
  • £50 could pay for a physiotherapy session for a patient
  • £100 could pay a trained nurse to spend Christmas morning with a patient

If you make a dedication we will send you details of how to join with us to watch our Light up the Highlands service online at 6pm on December 1st.

Our online service

Our Online Service will be available to view from 6pm on 1st December. You can watch it here or on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Sponsor your light and make your dedication online here