Peasgood and Skeates help Arthur Rank Hospice to Light up a Life


20-08-2015

Charity's strong partnership with Peasgood & Skeates Funeral Services continues with Hospice’s Light up a Life ceremony this Christmas.

Arthur Rank Hospice charity are delighted to announce that the partnership with Peasgood & Skeates Funeral Services is set to continue, as they have chosen to support the Hospice’s Light up a Life ceremony again this Christmas. The annual event, which will be taking place on Sunday the 6th December, gives families and friends a special opportunity to join together, reflect and remember those they have sadly lost.


The ceremony, often attended by in the region of 700 people, holds a special place within the heart of the Cambridgeshire community as people from all walks of life gather together to remember those lost in the last, and previous, years. Whilst many of those whom attend have seen or experienced the care provided by Arthur Rank’s services, all family and individuals are welcome regardless of connections to the Hospice. Guests gather in the hospice car park and mingle to music from Ely Military Band before the Revd. Keith Morrison, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s Chaplain, conducts a service including prayer, carols and readings from guests such as The Right Reverend Stephen Conway Bishop of Ely. During the service the lights are lit in the trees, surrounding those gathered and guests are given a precious moment to reflect.


Donna Talbot comments: “We are so pleased that Peasgood & Skeates continue to support our Light up a Life ceremony: their sponsorship will cover the event costs, alongside funding the Commemorative Booklet: which is a special keepsake for people to take away after the evening draws to a close. We have invited James Skeates to take part in the ceremony by delivering one of readings and are delighted that he, Andrew Patey and their colleagues continue to be such an integral part of an evening which has such a special place in the Hospice’s heart.”'


Andrew Patey, General Manager of Peasgood and Skeates adds: “The care and support of people facing bereavement is a fundamental aim for both the Hospice staff and ourselves as family funeral directors. We believe that this care should be available before, during and after their time of need which is why we are pleased to provide the sponsorship for their annual Light up a Life Campaign.

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.

It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity