Bury St Edmunds: Loved ones remembered at candlelight procession

A POIGNANT service of remembrance and a candlelight procession through a Suffolk town saw hundreds of people honouring friends and family who have died.

St Nicholas Hospice Care held its annual Light up a Life service last night which combined a church service followed by a moving ceremony where the names of loved ones were read out by hospice staff, volunteers and supporters.

All those taking part went to St Mary’s Church in Bury St Edmunds for a service at 6pm before being given a candle to carry to Angel Hill for the ceremony at 7.30pm.

Hospice chaplain Charles Amoah said: “The Light up a Life events are always a very special part of our calendar - something for the whole Bury community to share in.

“They allow people to pay their own special tributes to loved ones passed, regardless of whether they have been touched by hospice care or not.”

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Anyone wanting to light a free virtual candle in memory of a loved one can do so at the hospice website at www.stnicholashospice.org.uk. Donations to the hospice can also be made via the website.

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