Piece Hall to host Light up a Life service

Overgate Hospice are urging the Calderdale community to join them at The Piece Hall on Wednesday December 5 at 6.30pm to remember those who have added light to their life.

Visitors will be welcomed by Overgate Chaplain Tina Turner outside in the main courtyard of the Piece Hall to sing carols, hear touching readings from Overgate’s Trustees and volunteers, and light candles in remembrance.

The service will also be accompanied by The Overgate Choir and The Halifax Concert Band.

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Tribute Fundraiser Claire Howard said: “Light up a Life services are always such beautiful events; very emotional but comforting.

“We are very grateful that The Piece Hall have welcomed us to host a service this year and we hope that you can all join us at this stunning and iconic venue.”

A spokesman for the service added: “The Light Up a Life appeal is always emotional, however, many find that just knowing that a light is shining for their loved one gives them a lot of peace over the Christmas period, which is traditionally about family.

“It can also help for people to attend one of the services and talk about their loss with others in the community who are experiencing something similar.”

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For those who are unable to attend, there are three other services taking place, the first on Sunday November 25 at Halifax Minster, the next at Overgate Hospice on Sunday December 2 and finally at Hebden Bridge Town Hall on Saturday December 8.

Organisers said that all dedications received will appear in the Overgate Book of Memories which will be on display at each service.