End of life charity Marie Curie is inviting members of the community to join them at their hospice in Marsh Lane on Sunday 4th December at 4pm for their first Lights to Remember Service since coronavirus restrictions were lifted. This special event offers people who have been affected by terminal illness or bereavement the chance to come together at the hospice, joined by staff and supporters.
The service will include readings, music, and the time and space to reflect on the cherished memories of loved ones who have died. On the day, guests will receive a paper memory lantern which can be personalised with a loved one's name, a message, or a drawing to honour their life.
Jane Murray, Bereavement Services Manager at Marie Curie Hospice, Solihull said: “Everyone at Marie Curie is really looking forward to welcoming people back to the hospice in person. It can be an emotional event, but also a really nice moment for families to take time to remember loved ones who have died.
“It also gives staff from the Solihull hospice and Marie Curie Nurses across the West Midlands time to remember the people they have cared for.” For anyone unable to attend on the day, or who would prefer to join online there will be a virtual service available on Sunday 18 December, which will remain online for a few weeks afterwards.