Photo (LUAL Candles at Event) – Attendees will be given the opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one during the service
The loss of someone close can be difficult to cope with. The Paul Sartori Foundation, in conjunction with their free Bereavement Counselling Service, provide comfort and support in partnership with local people by organising special Light up Life events. These events are for anyone of any faith or of no faith. Individuals, families and friends are invited to attend and celebrate the life of a loved one and dedicate a symbolic light in their memory.
The “Light up a Life Season” is a nationwide Hospice UK event where the aim is to reflect on those who are no longer with us. The Paul Sartori Foundation holds two events during the Light up a Life period. The opening service was held at St Katharine and St Peter’s Church Milford Haven during November. The closing service will be held at Picton Castle The Rhos near Haverfordwest on Saturday 27th January 2018 at 3pm. Musical pieces, readings, and soloists provide a suitable environment for reflection.
The service will be opened by Phil Thompson MBE, recently appointed Chairman of the Paul Sartori Foundation, with musical interludes by Julie Conybeare, Clarinet Soloist; Margaret Blackledge, Accompanist; Corran Singers and Ann Harry Accompanist. Attendees will be given the opportunity to light a candle in memory of a loved one during the service and afterwards the opportunity to take a silent walk, if they wish, to ‘The Tree of Life’ in the Castle Garden to leave a dedicated message. After the ceremony everyone is invited for complementary light refreshments in Maria’s Café at Picton Castle.
“Light up a Life is a time of remembrance, and our events aim to provide time for people to reflect in a safe supportive environment along with others in a similar situation. It is our hope that people who attend find comfort and support from one and other as well as the readings by community members and musical performances provided by local talented artists from around the County”, said Sandra Dade, Charity Manager at Paul Sartori adding, “anyone who has experienced a loss can come along whether they have used our Hospice at Home services or not.”
Paul Sartori urge people wishing to attend this special event to contact Paul Sartori at Winch Lane, Haverfordwest or phone 01437 763223, alternatively people can email email@example.com. Due to limited space, you are advised to get in touch and give your surname and the number of people expected to attend.
The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training. The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service enable people in the later stages of any life limiting illness to be cared for at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear. Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org.
Judith Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service, tel: 01437 763223 (8th January 2018)
Notes to Editors:
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service:
• is particularly keen to dispel the belief that it is a ‘cancer charity’ as this deters people with other life-limiting conditions from contacting the Paul Sartori Foundation (approximately 35% have a non-cancer diagnosis)
• operates an open referral system with over 15% of referrals from patients, family and friends. The biggest referral group is District Nurses, followed by Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists and hospital staff
• was established in memory of Father Paul Sartori, a much loved local priest, who recognised a need for hospice care, but unfortunately died of cancer at the age of 39. The Foundation was set up in his memory and provides care to people with any or no faith, and not just Catholics
• charity was registered in 1982 and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2017