Lighting up the tree in memory of loved ones

Chris and Florrie Green PNL-151119-121748001
Chris and Florrie Green PNL-151119-121748001

A father and his children will be dedicating a light on the Hospice of St Francis’ Remembrance Tree to their wife and mum, who passed away last year.

As Christmastime approaches, the Berkhamsted-based hospice is inviting people to Light up a Life by dedicating a light to remember family and friends no longer with us.

Anyone can dedicate a light in memory of someone special and star dedication cards will be displayed at the hospice over the Christmas period.

The lights on the hospice Remembrance Tree will be illuminated on Sunday, December 6, and will burn brightly throughout the festive season, symbolising the brightness and joy special people have brought to our lives.

Chris Green and his children Tom, aged 15, and Florrie, 12, will be dedicating a light in memory of wife and mum Sarah, who spent five weeks at the hospice following a cancer diagnosis in 2012, and passed away at the hospice in March last year, aged just 46.

As well as caring for Sarah throughout her illness, the hospice has continued to support Tom and Florrie, who alongside their dad, have both attended the Teen Cooking with Chris Course, which uses food as therapy.

Florrie also attends Drawbridge, a children’s art therapy group while Tom attends the Teen Drop-in group.

Chris said:“I can never thank the hospice enough for providing such fantastic care for Sarah and for continuing to provide support for families like ours.

“This year, we are dedicating a light in memory of her. She was such a lovely warm person – a really tactile, caring mum.”