Remember loved ones with Arthur Rank Hospice’s Light up a Life film premiere this December  

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity invites you to remember and celebrate the people you love on Sunday 6 December, with Light up a Life sponsored by Peasgood & Skeates.  2020 will be a unique year for the poignant event, with friends, family, supporters, colleagues and volunteers joining together to watch a special film premiere at 5pm that evening.


The Charity is working closely with local video production company, millriver tv, to capture the atmosphere of the event on film. In previous years, hundreds of visitors have gathered around a beautiful Christmas Tree in the Hospice car park to see its lights being switched on for the festive season. Whilst gathering in person will not be possible this year, the Hospice invites you to join them for the film premiere and to take part in mind and spirit.


The film-event will share songs and carols, poems and readings – as well as a moment of silent reflection for those watching to remember the people they love – before the tree lights are lit, to shine out into the night until the New Year. The service will be led by the Hospice’s Chaplain Keith Morrison, with contributions from the Bishop of Ely, Right Revd Stephen Conway at Ely Cathedral, Sean Martin from Peasgood & Skeates and Sing! Choirs led by Kathryn Rowland.


The Hospice is now inviting dedications for the Light up a Life 2020 Commemorative Booklet, which will be posted to all supporters who place a dedication before Wednesday 18 November. To make a dedication and donation, please go to or call the fundraising team on 01223 675888.


The film will be able to be viewed on any computer, smartphone or tablet at, or via Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s YouTube channel on a Smart TV.   This year, the booklet will also include the order of service, which can be used to follow along during the viewing of the film.


As well as including the names of loved ones in the booklet, supporters are invited to write a dedication, wish or message on the back of a star. From Monday 7 December to Wednesday 6 January, the stars will be hung in the windows above the Hospice entrance adjacent to the magnificent tree, with its twinkling lights which will continue to shine bright throughout the festive season. The Light up a Life film will also remain online and available to view during this same time period, so it can be watched at a time which suits you and your family.