Our annual Light up a Life appeal is one of the most poignant and meaningful events in our Hospice calendar.

In years past our remembrance services in November and December at the Hospice and at The Friars in Aylesford have been the focal point of our appeal.  Both services offered the chance to come together during the festive period to reflect and remember our loved ones, share memories, and enjoy the beautiful seasonal music and readings.

Unfortunately, this year, due to current restrictions, we will not be able to hold a service at the Hospice in Aylesford.  However, we are constantly reviewing the latest Government guidelines, and if we are able to safely come together in December in an alternative, large, open space and host our annual remembrance service at The Friars, then we will do everything we can to offer this opportunity to you.

We would like to invite you to remember the life of your loved one and the bond you shared by dedicating a special star to them and making an online donation here. This is a special way to commemorate their life, while helping other local families like yours needing the Hospice’s support this Christmas.

You don’t have be connected to the Hospice to take part in Light up a Life.  It is for anyone who wants to remember the important people they have lost.  As we near the end of a very difficult year, it seems that not being able to spend as much time with the people we love has made us reflect even more keenly on those no longer with us.

Rest assured, Heart of Kent Hospice is here to help; today, tomorrow, and for as long as you need us.  So whatever happens, whether in person or through live streaming, we will host a remembrance service where we can all celebrate the lives of our loved ones and give thanks for the special times that we shared together.

If you have any questions about our Light up a Life appeal or  our plans for a remembrance service please contact Claire Ashby, Supporter Care Manager by email at claire.ashby@hokh.co.uk or call 01622 790195.

With thanks to Gallagher Group for their support of our Light up a Life Appeal 2020. 




To all you amazing, hardworking, supportive, comforting and encouraging guys aka ‘my Hospice family. I will never be able to properly thank you for everything you have done for me. Not only ‘hands on’ but the comforting shoulder and wise words too!

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