Light up a Life

Celebrate the lives of your loved ones and make a dedication today.

Indigo tree for leaflet detail


Christmas can be a special time for friends and families but it can be even more poignant for those who have been affected by terminal illness.

John Taylor Hospice's annual Light up a Life is a chance for us to celebrate or remember our loved ones together whilst lighting up the lives of others.

We would love you to be part of this year's Light up a Life by dedicating a light to someone you love and joining us for our celebration event on Sunday 9 December. This could be in memory of someone who has died, in honour of someone currently being cared for by John Taylor Hospice or simply to celebrate this special occasion.

In exchange for a donation, we will send supporters a personalised commemorative card and a star to hang at home as a special reminder of the gift you have made. Dedications will also be shared in this year’s Book of Lights which will be on display at our event. Please note, for your dedication to be included in the Book of Lights we will need to receive your donation by 28 November.

Our Light up a Life event takes place at Hollyfields Centre in Woodacre Road, Erdington, B24 0JT on Sunday 9 December at 6pm. Lasting roughly half an hour, it features readings, songs performed by local choir Vivat! and some time for reflection in which a tree filled with lights is illuminated.

Our Light up a Life event is free and open to anyone to attend. It takes place outside so please wrap up warm.

John Taylor Hospice's Light up a Life 2016 in Erdington, Birmingham

For any queries on Light up a Life please contact our Fundraising Team on 0121 728 6739 or email


If you can’t find the information you are looking for on our website please email us or call 0121 465 2000