Getting in the Christmas spirit while raising money for Bury Hospice

16 Nov 2020 12:09
Published by: Scott Callan


Festive cheer has started to spread as Bury Hospice launches a Christmas competition and goes virtual for this year’s Light up a Life event.

As Christmas appears over the horizon, Bury Hospice is launching a #HoHoHome competition, to find the most festive home in Bury…. judged by Coronation Street star, Sally Carman!

So dust off your Santas, reindeers and elves…untangle your lights and decorate the inside or outside of your home…and spread a bit of Christmas cheer across your neighbourhood.

Pictures of the entries will be featured on Bury Hospice social media and their website and the winners will receive a prize and a certificate.

Celebrity judge, Sally Carman will choose a winner from each of the following five categories:       

·         Our House/Garden display

·         Children’s Christmas window display

·         Best street/road/avenue

·         Best Family Christmas Fancy Dress

·         I made this (children’s category)   

Families in Bury are encouraged to take part. To enter select a category or categories, and send a photo entry along with your contact details to titled #HoHoHome competition entry by Monday, December 14 and the winners will be announced on Friday, December 18. The hospice suggests that entrants make a £10 minimum donation.

Bury Hospice is also reaching out to its local community to take part in their annual festive remembrance service online as normal proceedings remain on the backburner until restrictions allow.

Bury Grammar School will be hosting the ‘Light up a Life’ service – an ever important moment in the hospice’s calendar.

It takes place during the festive season, bringing the community of Bury together to remember, reflect and celebrate the lives of loved ones, and those who have touched our lives during this year.

The online service will be released live on Sunday, December 6 at 3pm.

Running alongside the service is Bury Hospice’s Light up a Life donation appeal, which helps fund the work of the hospice. People can donate on the hospice website and send a dedication to feature in the new online book of memories, which is available to read throughout the year

Rachel Wallace, Head of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications said: “We could not do what we do without the support of our community. We are absolutely delighted to launch our #HoHoHome competition and also to deliver the Light up a Light Service for everyone to be able to remember their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes.”


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