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Support our appeal

Our Light up a Life appeal brings the community together to remember our loved ones. Your support means that people facing life-limiting illnesses can get the care they need for themselves and their families, when they need it most.

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How your donations make a difference

Dedicate a light to help people like Nicky...

Sadly, some families will be spending this Christmas without a loved one, but with your help, we’ll be there to support them throughout the festive season and beyond. Nicky’s husband Sandy died last year and Nicky has been receiving ongoing support from the Hospice to help her through the difficult grieving process.

Read Nicky's story here
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"I didn’t for one minute think that the kind of support I’ve had would ever be in place. People know about the care for patients, but nobody realises what’s available to the people that are left behind. It's quite incredible."

Nicky Russell

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We’ve provided 66%* more support services to families over the past year and that’s only possible because of supporters like you.

*based on previous four year average

Our trees of remembrance

Dedications can be made throughout the festive period via our website and our Trees of Remembrance will remain lit in Charlotte Square Gardens (from Monday 6 December) and Haddington House (from Thursday 9 December) until Monday 3 January.

We look forward to wecolming you to our tree lighting ceremonies, full details of our events can be found here.

If you have any questions please call our fundraising team on 0131 551 1381 or email

Thank you for supporting Light up a Life 2021!


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