Bury St Edmunds: Bereaved join together to remember those lost to cancer

The Marie Curie Lights to Remember service at St Peter's Church in Bury.

The Marie Curie Lights to Remember service at St Peter's Church in Bury. - Credit: Archant

People came together in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday to remember loved ones they have lost to cancer.

The Lights to Remember service was held at St Peter’s Church on Hospital Road and was organised by the Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Group for Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket.

Similar services take place all around the country at Christmas time and are an opportunity for families and friends to join together to remember the special people they have lost and to celebrate their lives.

The Bury service was led by the Reverend Lionel Simkins, who invited members of congregation to light a candle in memory of a loved one.

The event also highlights the need for generous donations to maintain the team of 42 Marie Curie nurses and two discharge nurses that currently work in Suffolk. This financial year £480,000 is required to fund the service across the county.

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