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Milford Hospice Light up a Memory event to go virtual for 2020

Light up a Memory 2020 at Milford Care Centre goes virtual 

Milford Hospice Light up a Memory event to go virtual for 2020

By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Caroline McCarthy

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation and put a wrench into our carefully planned events. However, the pandemic won’t stop us from doing our events together even if we can’t be together in person. This year Milford Hospice’s Light up a Memory event is going virtual.


The event, which is marking its twenty-second anniversary, will be live-streamed on Facebook and HERE at 6 pm on December 6.

Each Christmas, the Light up a Memory Tree at Milford Hospice becomes an inspiring beacon of remembrance and reflection that lights up the grounds of Milford Care Centre. Light Up a Memory offers one a unique opportunity to sponsor a dedicated light on Milford’s tree remembering and honoring someone special in your life, living or deceased.


A specially designed Christmas card is available for each light sponsored, which may be sent to relatives at home or abroad or to the family of a deceased relative or friend. Lights can be sponsored from now until Christmas and will shine throughout the festive season. Each light placed on the tree will remain illuminated until Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Due to public health restrictions, it will not be possible to have people attending in person this year. However, they can still attend and participate in the special ceremony by tuning in online to see the illumination of the thousands of sparkling lights that adorn the memory tree.

Last year nearly 20,000 people were remembered through lights which were sponsored in their names. The same, if not more, lights are expected to be a shining beacon of love and remembrance this year, as the focus is on cherishing your family, both those loved ones we have lost and the ones we still have for this special time.

Milford Care Centre is delighted and proud to have the support of Cook Medical as a main sponsor of The Light up a Memory event along with several local companies.

Milford Care Centre extends an open invitation to everyone in the Midwest region, not just those who have used its services, to sponsor a light. Lights can be sponsored for just €5.00 from now until Christmas.

They are available to be purchased online HERE or by calling the Fundraising Department at Milford Care Centre

By completing the process online, light sponsors can also participate in an online Tribute Book which has become a popular method of letting your relatives and friends know that a light has been sponsored for their loved one.


For more about the Milford Care Centre Light up a Memory event, go HERE 

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.