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City Hospice’s annual Light Up A Life campaign, which remembers and celebrates the lives of loved ones, has returned for 2022.

This year’s campaign runs from October until December 31 and there are several innovative ways for supporters to get involved.

The digital ‘Virtual Star in the Sky’ feature, which allows people to make a donation and leave a message of remembrance on a virtual star in the Cardiff skyline in memory of their loved ones, is back by popular demand.

With no restrictions in place this year, remembrance and fundraising events will take place during the campaign period, including a special light trail as a charity partner of Christmas at Bute Park.

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.

Funds raised will support City Hospice, Cardiff’s local hospice, which provides home-based specialist palliative care to patients in the capital who are living with life limiting and terminal illness such as cancer, dementia, motor neurone disease (MND) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

City Hospice provides care and compassion for its patients, in addition to bereavement counselling and support for families. The charity’s bereavement counselling has also been extended to anyone in Cardiff who needs it.

Liz Booyse, Chief Executive of City Hospice, said: “Light Up A Life is always a really special time of year where we can pay tribute to and remember loved ones. We are looking forward to coming together in person and virtually to do so.

“We’re also really excited to be involved with Christmas at Bute Park during the Light Up A Life campaign period as one of their charity partners and will be sharing further details in due course.”

Karen Hodge, a trustee of The Hodge Foundation, said: “We are delighted to support City Hospice’s Light Up A Life 2022 campaign, match funding donations to support their incredibly important work in the community.”

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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