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Big turnout in Barrow as families meet to remember lost loved ones

RESIDENTS gathered in Barrow for an annual celebration of song and music and lit candles in memory of loved ones.

The Light Up A Life service was held at Barrow Town Hall on Thursday.

The event saw people gather to remember deceased family and friends and celebrate special moments in peoples’ lives.

The emotional event was put on by St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston and raised money for the charity through donations.

Trees bearing lights dedicated to deceased relatives, many of whom had died at the hospice, were set up for the evening service,

The lights will remain illuminated at the hospice over the festive period.

Hannah Hillen, from St Mary’s Hospice, said: “It was a really positive service and there were some very moving performances.

“Light Up A Life is special to so many people because it provides a lovely and personal way to remember those no longer with us.

“Christmas is a traditional time of celebration, but it also can be an emotional time for many of us. There was a big turnout and it is such a touching way for people to never forget their loved ones.”

The service was led by the Reverend Andy Batchelor and it included poems, musical performances and singing from St Paul’s CE Junior School.

The event is one of the most important in the hospice calendar and, over the past 13 years, thousands have sponsored a light.

Money raised from the service will be used to make sure the hospice can continue to provide care for people with life limiting conditions throughout South Cumbria.

Further services will also take place tomorrow at 4pm at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Victoria Road, Ulverston, and on December 15 at 3.30pm at the Priory Church of St Mary and St Michael in Cartmel.

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