Those who have lost loved ones are being invited to remember them at a special Christmas event organised by St Luke’s Hospice.

The Light up a Life service in Saltash will be the chance for relatives and friends to share memories with others who have been bereaved, and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

Christmas can be challenging time of year for people who have lost someone, says St Luke’s.

The charity is offering people the chance to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one on the festive display at its Turnchapel hospice in Plymouth.

Rebecca Kelly of St Luke’s said: ‘While Christmas is a special time, we know it can often be tinged with sadness when you’ve lost someone dear. It’s traditional for St Luke’s to help people who want to celebrate the life of a lost loved one, and dedicating a light or a bauble are lovely ways to do that and also make a difference to those who need our specialist care.

‘In addition, our beautiful Light up a Life services are an opportunity for people who’ve lost loved ones to come together to reflect, celebrate those lives and share their memories.’

The Saltash service will take place at the town’s Wesley Methodist Church on Wednesday (Dec 5) from 7pm.