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Festival of Light

Donate to Festival of Light to remember and celebrate your loved ones

Dedicate a light

Festival of Light is our annual festive opportunity to remember and celebrate your loved ones by dedicating a light to them with a donation and having their names added to our Book of Remembrance. This is the 20th year that Festival of Light has taken place and we're hoping to make it the biggest and best yet.

Why your support matters

Last year we were able to raise an incredible £50,290 through Festival of Light and this year we hope that you can help us to raise even more to support the work of St Luke's. If you felt able to donate today, we could care for more local patients and families when they need us most.

£27.98 could cover the cost of caring for one patient for 75 minutes in our In Patient Centre.
£54 could pay for a tailored one-on-one session to help a patient manage chronic pain.
£257 could pay for our entire Community Nursing Team for one hour, including rapid response, meaning we can get to our patients as quickly as possible.

Festival of Light
Sunday 3 December, 5.00pm - 7.00pm, St Luke’s, Little Common Lane

Festival of Light is our annual festive celebration where our garden is illuminated with thousands of lights, each dedicated to a loved one. It’s an uplifting evening to reflect, remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones, with support from others around you.

You'll be able to dedicate a light to someone with a donation, and view your loved ones' names printed in our Book of Remembrance, which will be displayed at the event. With your consent, your loved ones' names will also be included in the event programme.

During the evening, local music groups Oughtibridge Brass Band and Sheffield Harmony choir will add some festive cheer with a selection of Christmas songs and will encourage us to join in. We will also be joined by singer/songwriter Lio, who is writing a song specially for the occasion.  At our craft stall, you will have a chance to decorate candle bags and memory bottles with personal messages for your loved one. There will also be face painting.

There will be complimentary mulled wine and mince pies on arrival. St Luke's will provide a delicious hog roast and there will be authentic wood-fired Pizza from Proove, with vegetarian options available.

All donations from Festival of Light will go towards our care for people affected by terminal illness across Sheffield.

Event programme

Free First Bus park and ride service starts from Tesco car park on Abbeydale Road

Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies
Oughtibridge Brass Band
Delicious hot food
Decorate candle bags
View the Book of Remembrance

Sheffield Harmony choir

Welcome speeches from Neil McDonald, Chair of the St Luke's Board, and Chaplain Mike Reeder, with special guest Paulette Edwards from BBC Radio Sheffield
Carol singing

Acoustic performance from singer/songwriter Lio

Reading from St Luke's Chaplain 

A moment's silence


Lights switched on
Carol singing with Sheffield Harmony choir
A time for reflection, view the lights and the Book of Remembrance

The last free shuttle bus returns to Tesco

Details are subject to change. Download this year's leaflet.

See our Festival of Light 2016 photo gallery to give you a feel for the event.

Festival of Light – Service of Remembrance

Sunday I0 December, 2.00pm Sheffield Cathedral

There will also be a traditional remembrance service of carols and readings at Sheffield Cathedral on Sunday 10 December at 2.00pm. Wth your consent, the names of your loved ones will be printed in the Order of Service and displayed at both events .

For more information please contact Roisin McAteer by email or phone 0114 235 7596.

Dedicate a light
Festival of Light 2017 is proudly supported by Puckator.

Puckator sponsor St Luke's Sheffield Hospice Festival of Light