Light up a Life

Light up a life – a celebration of special lives

Light up a life provides a special and personal way to remember those dear to us who we aren’t able to spend time with this Christmas.

You can remember and celebrate the lives of your loved ones by writing a personal message on one of our angel wing cards and your message will then be hung on our beautiful Light up a Life tree at Festival Park and will remain there throughout the festive season.

This year Layne Britton shares his story around how the Hospice supported him and his family to stay together for their last Christmas. You can read more of his story below.

This year the Hospice will be holding several Light up a Life services and we warmly invite you, your family and close friends to come along where we will remember and celebrate the lives of our loved ones together.

Our main service will be held at Festival Park, Ebbw Vale on Thursday 5th December, 6:15pm. This is a free outdoor event so please wrap up warm.

Alternative in door service will take place at:

Siloh Uniting Church, Bridge Street, Tredegar, NP22 4BG – Monday 9th December at 6:30pm

St Peters Church, Station Road, Blaina, NP13 3BW – Wednesday 11th December at 6:30pm

There will be readings, performances from local Male Voice Choirs and time for reflection at each service. Past attendees have expressed how lovely it was to acknowledge their loved ones at what is always an emotional time of year.

If you would like us to send you a card, for you to write your own personal message on, please telephone 01495 717277 and we will put one in the post to you. You can then  complete and return to the office with your donation. Your message will then appear on the beautiful Light up a Life tree at Festival Park.

You can make your donation online by clicking the donate button below…

For more information or to request a Light up a life pack contact the fundraising office on 01495 717277 or email

Please return your downloaded leaflet and message card to: The Fundraising Office, Hospice of the Valleys, Festival Drive, Ebbw Vale, NP23 8XF