Light up lanterns for loved ones

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Overgate Hospice are launching Lanterns on the Lake in memory of loved ones who have died in their care.

The campaign invites people to dedicate a lantern in memory of a loved one or in celebration of the care that Overgate Hospice provide.

The lanterns will then be floated on rafts across Shibden Park lake on Saturday, June 4 from 9.30pm at the Lanterns on the Lake event.

The lake will be lit up at sunset by the rafts full of lanterns which have been lovingly dedicated.

Overgate invite you to join them from 8pm at this event for time for reflection before the lantern rafts are released onto the water.

Community fundraiser Claire Bradley said: “We hope that this event will provide those who have lost someone special, a unique and special way of remembrance and a time to come together with family and friends.

“This brand new event will also commemorate the 35 years of care that Overgate Hospice has proved.”

The campaign will run until the event takes place and we hope will raise £13,000 for the Hospice.

Dedications can be made by visiting lanterns.overgatehospice.org.uk.

Overgate Hospice, founded in 1981, provides specialist palliative care for adults suffering from progressive, life-limiting illnesses.

The fundraising team need to raise £6,800 every day to keep the hospice open.

Each dedication will be acknowledged with a postcard and a label to write a message on to attach to the lantern.