A WHITECROOK hospice will host a special event to remember family and friends who have passed away.

St Margaret of Scotland Hospice’s annual Light Up a Life event will take place on Sunday, December 1 at 6.30pm.

Supporters will gather at the grounds of the hospice in Clydebank to watch the Christmas tree’s lights be switched on during a special service.

The hospice describes it as “a very special and precious time when we remember all those we have loved and lost”.

Anyone wishing to remember a loved one and light up a life are asked to donate £5 per light which will be illuminated on the tree until January 6, 2020.

Sister Rita Dawson, chief executive at St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, told the Post: “Light Up A Life provides us with an opportunity to welcome the community to the hospice for a very special service of remembrance, for the lighting of the Christmas tree in the grounds of the hospice, on which each light is sponsored for a loved one.

“This service honours the memory of those family members, relatives and friends who are no longer with us. It is particularly poignant and important for us to remember our loved ones at this time of year.

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“We are very grateful for each and every contribution we receive on behalf of our patients and their loved ones, and of all those who will use the essential services we provide in the future.

“Thank you to everyone for your support of Light Up a Life and of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice throughout the year.”

To sponsor a light on the tree, visit smh.org.uk/light-up-a-life-2019 or call 0141 952 1141.

It’s also nearly time for the Hospice Christmas Bus to start doing its rounds throughout the community.

The hospice announced that the festive bus, which is covered in Christmas lights and decorations, will begin to be out and about on December 5. The full timetable will be published on the St Margaret of Scotland Hospice Facebook page in due course.