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Memories planned for children's hospice

Live event to recall loved ones

The south west's hospice for under-18s, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), is getting set for an online event for people across the region to remember loved ones.

Memories by Moonlight will be live on Facebook on Saturday 26 September 26 at 9 p.m. The ceremony will feature readings from all three of the charity’s children’s hospices – Little Harbour, St Austell, Little Bridge House near Barnstaple and Charlton Farm near Bristol. It will include music, poems and a two-minute applause to celebrate the lives of people no longer with us. The names of loved ones will also appear along the bottom of the screen. 

CHSW fundraiser Kiley Pearce said: “Due to the pandemic, the charity has had to adapt many things over the last few months – the care and support we offer to children as well as the fundraising events that help to fund that vital support for more than 500 local families. We hope our new Memories by Moonlight event will give people a lovely way to support the work we do while remembering the special people in their lives.”

Everyone who registers to take part in the event, which is being sponsored by National Friendly, will get the chance to join the virtual memory ceremony. People can then choose to simply donate in memory of their loved one, or complete a walk or activity at a time and location that suits them and ask friends and family to make a donation towards this. Participants will receive a memory pack in the post, which will include a candle bag to decorate, along with a tea light to light on the evening and a booklet to accompany the memory ceremony.  

To sign up to Memories, go to: www.chsw.org.uk/moonlight. Registration is £10. For more information, call CHSW on 01726 871800.

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