Charity invites communities to special event to remember and celebrate loved ones 

Sue Ryder is inviting people across the area to celebrate and remember loved ones at a special winter remembrance event next month in Riddlesden.

Sue Ryder Celebrate a Life Aire Valley (previously known as Lights of Love) will take place at East Riddlesden Hall on Wednesday 6 December at 6.30pm, and welcomes anyone who wishes to remember and celebrate the lives of people who have died. 

Featuring readings, poems and live music performances from Bradford Rock Choir, the event will include a moment for reflection. 

The gathering gives the opportunity for people to come together alongside others in their community who are also living with loss and guests are invited to make a dedication  in memory of someone special, which will be displayed at the event. 

Sue Ryder Celebrate a Life Aire Valley is free to attend and is open to anyone who wishes to remember a loved one, regardless of when they died or if they were a former patient of Sue Ryder. 

Last year Sue Ryder provided palliative care to 8,100 people across the country, including from its Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice.  

The charity also launched its Grief Kind Spaces to encourage people to talk about their experiences of grief. Sue Ryder provides a range of online bereavement support, including free video counselling delivered through trained bereavement counsellors; an online community forum offering 24-hour peer to peer support and a wide range of advice and resources for people who are grieving or supporting someone through bereavement.   

Liv Moffat, Senior Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said: “We are looking forward to inviting members of the community to our Celebrate a Life Thames Valley event. This is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the life of someone special, that gives people a space to remember and have their loved one acknowledged.” 

Due to capacity of the venue, limited spaces are available. For more information and to register to attend visit or contact the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice Fundraising Team via email or call 01535 640430. 

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