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This Christmas let’s Light up a Life and remember loved ones with City Hospice

Every year we invite families, friends, colleagues and carers to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones with us at City Hospice. We encourage people to leave a dedication on our virtual Star in the Sky, donate and attend one of our events including our annual Christmas Remembrance service.

We know that remembering can be hard but can also be a time of celebration. Richard Jones will be remembering his wife Catherine this year who was sadly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November 2021 and from there was referred to City Hospice.

Richard said: 

“Catherine’s favourite time of the year was Christmas, our house was a sight to be seen. This will be the first Christmas without Catherine, my wife and mother to my two great sons. It’s not going to be easy, and it will be hard to find any Christmas spirit in our household for many years to come. Christmas is a fantastic time for families to get together and remember the loved ones we have lost. Catherine was the best host imaginable, her buffets and spreads were legendary. I will always remember her great tree decorations, fabulous trifles, wonderful generosity, karaoke renditions and her love of Christmas movies in November.

“The care Catherine received from City Hospice was second to none. From the specialist doctors to her support team, she received wonderful care from everyone at City Hospice during her illness. Angels don’t have wings and live in the clouds, they do however wear nurses’ uniforms and work tirelessly to support families like mine. I will be remembering the precious life we shared together and supporting the Light up a Life campaign. Everyone has a light of their life, Catherine was mine.”

Donations made to the Light Up A Life campaign during the three-month period will go twice as far, thanks to match funding by The Hodge Foundation who are generously supporting the campaign. Find out how you can support City Hospice this Christmas here.

How to Get Involved

There are plenty of great ways to get involved and help raise money for City Hospice. Any funds raised have a massive impact on our charity and we're so grateful to all those who give up their time for us.



Volunteering is for everyone and we're sure to have a role that will be of interest to you.

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Whether you bake a cake or run a half marathon, every pound you raise will help us ensure we can keep being there for patients and their families throughout Cardiff.

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Your donation can help us continue to care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, in Cardiff.

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Other great ways to get involved: Platinum Pledge Gift in Your Will