A special service to remember a loved one this Christmas will be held in Romsey Abbey.
Countess Mountbatten Hospice’s Light Up A Life service is moving to the iconic venue for the first time, on Sunday 8 December at 3pm.
Anyone who makes a dedication will be given four free spaces at the service.
The lights on a special Christmas tree placed in the hospice garden will also symbolise all dedications received for Light Up A Life.
Rev Iain McFarlane, who recently joined the hospice as its new full-time chaplain, said: “I am delighted to be joining the organisation as we move this very important event to Romsey Abbey, which is a wonderful venue and it will be a very special place to remember a loved one at Christmas,”
“It gives us a chance to welcome more people to Light Up A Life, as we know how important it is for family and friends to come together at Christmas, especially to remember someone special.
“We will also be lighting the Christmas tree at the hospice as usual, 24 hours a day from 1 December to 6 January and everyone is always welcome to come and visit to see the tree in our gardens.”
To dedicate a light, donations can be made to the hospice via its fundraising team on 02380 475313.
Book spaces for Light Up A Life here.
The hospice’s Christmas Fayre is also taking place on Sunday 24 November.
Gift and craft stalls, festive food and drink, tombola, raffle and the chance to meet Santa will all be offer.
The fayre takes place at the hospice, Botley Road, Southampton, between 11am and 3pm.