I am writing to let you know about an event we have coming up at CancerCare in Lancaster on Saturday 1st April.
Lights on the Lawn is a remembrance event which will take place at our Slynedales Centre where we are inviting people to join us to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one.
We will be illuminating the grounds, trees and flowerbeds at our historic centre with fairy lights and lanterns and inviting people to dedicate a candle with a personal message. The candle will then be added to the lawn at the historic building, as the sun sets, to create a glittering display of commemoration.
The evening will also feature special areas of reflection and contemplative live music throughout.
The gardens at Slynedales have long been a source of tranquillity and comfort to the people who come to us for support. Many of them say being surrounded by nature is an important part of their therapy.
People wishing to dedicate a candle but are unable to attend, can ask the charity to do so on their behalf and they will receive a special keepsake postcard from the event.
CancerCare provides professional counselling and complementary therapy to people affected by cancer and bereavement across north Lancashire and south Cumbria. Demand for our bereavement services has increased hugely in since the covid pandemic and we hope the event will raise valuable funds.
If you would like to know more visit cancercare.org.uk/news-and-events/lights-on-the-lawn