Light up a Life is the most important annual fundraiser for Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services in Dublin.

Each Christmas, the tree at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross, is adorned with thousands of sparkling lights – each one shining in honour of someone special who is in your thoughts. It is a truly moving and spiritual experience.

Light up a Life has offered great solace and joy to so many people since it began in 1992. Last year, some 50,000 people were lovingly remembered through lights sponsored in their name. It is the way, so many people choose at Christmas time to remember their own heroes, the people, close to them, who have lit up countless lives while they were alive and so deserve to be remembered.

Through the website,, tributes can beam across the world. IIn this year of The Gathering, people will be recording their precious memories and sharing them in a moving and uplifting way with a worldwide community of family and friends.

Last year, Light up a Life raised €440,000 for urgent patient services and facilities improvements. As our services grow in demand and our budgets cut yet further, we need your support more than ever. So in sponsoring a light for €5 there is a double benefit to your moving act. In honour of the person you have lost, your gift will be directly improving the treatment and care of patients here in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services in Harold’s Cross and Blackrock.

If you’re missing someone this Christmas, remember them – in the most magical and moving way.

Light up their life. And once you have remembered your own loved ones, take some time to browse through the tributes, photos and stories shared by others.

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.

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