A Christmas event will be held at St Michael’s Hospice in December, featuring a host of festive activities including Christmas carols.

Light up a Life Celebration will be held on Sunday, December 5, at the Hospice grounds.

The event will feature local choirs and the Basingstoke Silver Band, along with warming mulled wine and delicious mince pies.

The event is free of charge to attend and open to all.

Megan Parry, events manager, said: “Light up a Life is always hugely poignant for the families who attend, our staff and volunteers.

“Welcoming our supporters to the Hospice for this years’ service will be more meaningful than ever as we were sadly unable to hold the event last year. We are delighted to join together once again, to enjoy the festive spirit that the event brings and most importantly to pause and remember the lives of our loved ones.”

The event is the culmination of the Hospice’s Light up a Life appeal, with supporters invited to dedicate a star in their virtual sky to remember and celebrate the life of someone special. Each star can feature a photo and a personalised message to be viewed online at any time.

Paul Hutton, registered manager, said: “The opportunity to pause and remember loved ones during the busy festive season is so important and seeing how much support there is for the work we do is always very humbling.

“We know that the most important thing for the families we care for at Christmas is to be able to enjoy spending precious time together and creating memories that will last. We couldn’t do our work without these events so thank you to everyone.”

To find out more about attending St Michael’s Light up a Life event or to dedicate a star to the Hospice’s sky, visit: www.stmichaelshospice.org.uk.

If you would like to speak to a member of the fundraising team about making your dedication, please call 01256 848848 or email events@stmichaelshospice.org.uk.