THE community has been praised for raising almost £62,000 for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd’s annual Light up a Life campaign.
Despite the current economic troubles, the hospice in Backford, which looks after cancer sufferers from Ellesmere Port and Chester, said they once again received great support from the public.
Hundreds of people joined staff and volunteers at a remembrance service held at both the Backford hospice and in Connah’s Quay.
Tiny lights were illuminated in memory of thousands of special people whose lives were celebrated during the festive season.
Fundraising and marketing manager Amanda Le Bretton said: “Now in its seventh year our Light up a Life campaign has gone from strength to strength.
“It is wonderful to be able to give so many people an opportunity to remember their loved ones with hope and optimism.
“To see the memory stars hanging from Christmas trees at the Hospice and so many lights illuminated is a reminder of the vital support the Hospice has provided during the last 20 years to so many people, which of course would not have been possible without the kindness and generosity of the local community we serve.”