Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, here at The Myton Hospices we are changing the way we run our Light up a Life services


This year, our service will be held virtually, and can be joined via a simple website link, on Sunday 13th December at 5pm. We are also opening up the virtual service to everyone across Coventry and Warwickshire that would like to dedicate a light in memory of someone they’ve lost.


We are incredibly sad that we can’t all come together at our hospice sites but the safety of our supporters and families is paramount and by bringing it online we hope that we can still create a feeling of togetherness for everyone taking part.


Subject to government guidance, you are also welcome to visit our Christmas trees over the festive period for your own moment of reflection and to see them lit up.


2020 has been an extremely challenging year that has seen many of us lose loved ones in devastating circumstances, without support from those around us and without being able to hold funerals and celebrations of life in the traditional way.


It has also led to many feeling isolated at home, and perhaps emphasised a loss from time gone by. Not being able to hold a family members hand, or to give them a much needed hug, has been one of the biggest challenges Myton nurses have faced this year. We want to invite everyone reading this to join together for a moment of reflection, peace and remembrance.


The service, led by Simon Betteridge, Lead Chaplain at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, and joined by staff from The Myton Hospices, will begin at 5pm and will give us a chance to pause at the same time and remember those we love.


We want to say a heartfelt thank you to Wilf Smith and Son who have very generously sponsored this year’s Light up a Life Service.


For more information and to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one please click here.


Alternatively, you can email inmemory@mytonhospice.org or call us on 01926 838830.


Please note the deadline to have your loved ones’ name in the printed order of service that will be sent out is Friday 13th November and to appear on screen on the evening is Friday 4th December.