Hundreds of twinkling lights will be illuminated to commemorate loved ones this festive season.

Independent charity St Richard’s Hospice, which cares for adults with serious progressive illnesses, is at the helm of the annual Lights of Love campaign, which has been a part of the county's festive calendar for over two decades.

Two events will take place at Worcester Cathedral, at 2.30pm and 7pm on Friday, November 17.

The Kings Hawford choir will sing at the afternoon service, while the evening event will feature the RGS Senior School Choir.

A procession to St Andrew’s Spire will follow the evening event, where a Christmas tree full of dedicated Lights of Love will be lit against a backdrop of music from the Worcester Salvation Army.

Hospice Campaigns Fundraiser, Laura Clarke said: "It’s that time of year when we tend to reflect on all those wonderful people who have made a difference to our lives, particularly those who are loved and no longer with us.

"We look forward to celebrating and remembering loved ones again this year.

"Our Lights of Love events are free to attend, open to all, and are the perfect way to pay tribute to those we hold dear.

"We do please ask that people confirm their attendance in advance if possible by emailing our Fundraising Team at or calling 01905 958262."

The dedicated names will be displayed around St Andrew’s Spire, in the Worcester Cathedral's Book of Remembrance and, if you wish, will be published in Worcester News on December 23.

A light can be dedicated online at or by calling the Fundraising Team on 01905 958262.

Those dedicating and donating online will also have their personal message and photo displayed on St Richard’s online Christmas tree.

Donations raised from the campaign will support the hospice’s specialist care for people living with a serious progressive illness, their families, and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

Lights of Love is sponsored by Fisher German and supported by several local organisations including Worcester Cathedral, Worcester City Council, and others.