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Your Light up a Life dedication is not only a special way to celebrate the life of someone you love, your donation will also help raise vital funds for the specialist care of our patients and families both in the hospice and out in the community. 

donation could pay for...

a set of adapted cutlery so that patients with limited hand function can feed themselves independently.

donation could pay towards...

a Support Worker to spend time with a patient or their carer to help them understand and deal with the illness and how it is affecting them.

donation could pay towards...

towards a put-up bed that will enable a family member to sleep next to their loved one whilst they stay in the hospice. 

In return for your dedication to your loved one, you will receive:  


  • An invitation for yourself and family to attend our Light Up a Life ceremony at Ashgate Hospice. Our Light up a Life ceremony is an opportunity to come together and remember our loved ones. The ceremony is led by one of our Chaplains. It will include readings, songs and the switching on of our Christmas lights. Our lights will shine brightly throughout the Christmas period bringing comfort to patients, families, staff, volunteers and supporters of the hospice. To find out more about our Light up a Life ceremony, please read our Ceremony FAQs. Please note that this year we kindly ask you to let us know if you plan on attending. Please email or call 01246 567250 to let us know that you would like to attend. 
  • A Light up a Life dedication card with your personal message printed on to keep with you as a token of our gratitude.  
  • A Light up a Life pin badge, this year of a dove.  
  • Two Light up a Life stars on which you can write your own personal message. You may like to keep one star at home to display on your Christmas tree. You are invited to come and hang your second star on our Light up a Life tree which will be located in our Hasland Furniture Shop. The address is Unit 9A Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 0QD. 
A rad wolf

Jeanette was cared for by Ashgate, hear from her loving husband Bernard

“The level of compassionate and specialist care my wife Jeanette received, both during her week-long stay at the Inpatient Unit and in our home, was exceptional. The Ashgate team greatly improved Jeanette’s quality of life right up until she died.” 

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