PEOPLE in Tynedale are being invited to attend a special festive service to remember those they have lost.

Light up a Life services this year mark their 25th anniversary and will be held by hospices across the country. The event includes a ceremonial lighting of candles followed by a short period of silent reflection.

The Tynedale event, organised by Tynedale Hospice at Home, will take place at St Mary's Church in Hexham on December 4 at 3pm.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, number are limited and attendees will need to book tickets in advance. Family groups will be able to sit together.

The service will also be streamed live on the Tynedale Hospice at Home website.

Tynedale Hospice at Home Fundraising Manager Cathy Bates said: "The strict guidelines are a responsible resource to the current Covid-19 situation. They are also a reminder of what we have been through, globally, as a country and community, over the past two years.

"Not only have we lost local people to the pandemic, in some cases people have lost much of what might be considered a normal grieving process. From saying goodbye, holding a funeral or just having the comfort of wider family support.

"This is a memorable, emotional event. It's all about people that have been special to us and how we want to remember them at this special time."

This years' service will be officiated by Father Jeffrey Dodds.

Tynedale Hospice at Home is also offering people the chance to remember loved ones by making a donation and dedicating a star in their memory via their website. Those remembered, and the messages from their loved ones, can be seen at

To book your place at this year' Light up a Life event, visit