Remember loved ones with YEP Leeds Light up a Life Appeal

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Friends and family will be remembered at a carol service in support of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Light Up A Life Appeal.

The appeal gives readers the chance to sponsor lights on a huge Christmas tree at The Light shopping centre in the heart of Leeds.

Supporters can dedicate lights and make donations in memory of a loved one, with proceeds going to the YEP’s Half and Half Appeal – helping St Gemma’s Hospice in Moortown and Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Headingley.

Last year’s appeal raised thousands of pounds for the local charities.

This year’s Light Up A Life carol service will be held at The Light, on The Headrow, on Wednesday, December 11, from 6pm.

Donna Woodman, regional fundraising manager for Sue Ryder Wheatfields, said: “The team would like to say a big thank you to the Yorkshire Evening Post and to everyone who has supported Light Up A Life over the years.

“This is a very special event looked forward to by many people who have found comfort in celebrating the lives of those who are special to them.”

Gail Chapman, at St Gemma’s Hospice, added: “Light Up A Life provides a great opportunity to sponsor a light for someone who will be missed at Christmas while supporting both St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder Wheatfields.

“We are really grateful to the YEP and all the readers for their continued support.”

The names of those with lights dedicated to them will be listed on a roll of honour.

The list will stand in the courtyard of The Light shopping centre from the service on December 11 until the end of the Christmas period.

Supporters’ donations will also be acknowledged in the Light Up A Life column, which will appear in the Yorkshire Evening Post every Saturday until December 14.

Short messages can also be printed.

To sponsor a light, send a donation to: The Editor’s Secretary, Yorkshire Evening Post, No1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE.

Cheques should be made payable to YEP’s Half and Half Appeal.

The closing date for names to be added to the roll of honour is Friday, December 6.

Headingley Hill Congregational Church on Headingley Lane. . Picture Tony Johnson.

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