A CHESTER mum is backing this year’s Nightingale House Hospice Light Up a Life annual appeal, which remembers the lives of loved ones.
Melanie Ashton of Huntington is grateful to the hospice for the care it offered her dad Miles Vickers during his final years as he suffered from cancer.
The hospice is inviting residents of all faiths and beliefs to remember a loved one or to honour a friend, relative or colleague.
They can do so by sponsoring a light on its Christmas trees in the Wrexham hospice’s grounds.
Melanie said: “Dad and the family were always treated with kindness at the hospice and his weekly visits, with my mum, Mary, became a pleasant morning out, as his trips out were very restricted.
“When Dad became unable to drive to the hospice, other members of the family would accompany them and they always remarked on the friendly atmosphere.
“The visits to Nightingale House continued, on and off, until 2004 and sadly Dad passed away on New Year’s Eve that year.
“Mum, myself and my two brothers Mark and Malcolm will always be grateful for the help and support shown to us by everyone at the hospice and like to support it when we can, particularly the Light up a Life.
“Dad always enjoyed Christmas with his family and would be pleased to know there are lights on the trees shining for him and he is not forgotten.
“Please help to support Nightingale House Hospice and give people in need the chance to experience the care and support our family has.”
Caroline Siddall, income generation director, said: “Proceeds will go toward our specialist palliative care services.”
For details, call 01978 314292 or visit www.nightingalehouse.co.uk.