Celebration of Life Service - September 2018

Wednesday 03 October 2018

Thursday, 20th of September 2018 at The Shakespeare Hospice we held our ‘Celebration of Life Service’.  This is a special event that we hold at the Hospice twice a year and is exclusively for those bereaved individuals and families who have had a recent connection with our staff and services, here at The Shakespeare Hospice. 

The ‘Celebration of Life Service’ is an opportunity for those who are grieving to remember and celebrate the life of their relative or loved one.  The service featured music, readings and the lighting of candles followed by light refreshments.  We were delighted to have had over 50 people who attended this very special service. 

Staff members were involved in the service and available at all times, should our guests wish to talk in confidence, reflect or learn more about other areas of our hospice and the work that we do.  The service was particularly moving and uplifting, we are sure that those who attended will agree that it was a huge success.  


Feedback received from attendees included:

“Thank you for inviting us to celebrate our loved one's life in this way. It was a very good mix of music and reading giving space to reflect”

“The atmosphere was so conducive to thoughtful, healthy reflection”

“It was great to see the hospice nurses again that helped dad and supported us up to his death”

“It was great to meet others that have lost loved ones”


We would like to thank everybody who helped us to make this special service such a success!

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