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“We are the Blair family and we received so much support from Ardgowan Hospice at a difficult time in our lives. No words will ever be enough to thank everyone at Ardgowan Hospice for the support, care and compassion given to all of us and we are committed to ensuring that everyone knows about the tremendous work they do.

My dad was given the devastating news that he had terminal cancer last July, he struggled with the pain and after initially not wanting to be supported by Ardgowan, he changed his mind and I’m so glad he did.

Dad told me how settled he felt and how glad he was he decided to come to the hospice. I loved my dad very much and I am convinced that my dad being so settled was what allowed him to die so peacefully surrounded by our family.”

Donna Henderson

Light up a Life is a time where we come together to remember the special people in our lives who are not with us this Christmas.

When you donate to Light up a Life, we will dedicate a light on our huge Tree of Remembrance to your loved one(s) which will shine bright in their memory throughout the dark winter nights and we will also add a star to our online starry sky with your message. Click the link below to see our sky fill up!

Our annual Light up a Life service takes place on December 8th at the Westburn Church, Greenock, and we extend a warm welcome to you to attend.

The evening will feature carols, readings and performances from talented local young people. We will then head outside and join together in song as we switch on our Tree of Remembrance.

As well as this web page, you can also donate via our Light up a Life form, available from Ardgowan Hospice reception, or any of our shops. When you pick up your form, make sure to pick up your pop out Dove which you can hang from your tree in memory of your loved one. You can also return it to Ardgowan and we will hang it from our own tree.

Thank you for donating to Light up a Life. Your kind gift will help provide meals, care and comfort to seriously ill people in your community this Christmas and beyond.


Ways you can Light Up a Life

Make a dedication:
Make a light shine bright for your loved ones by:
–  Telling us the name or names of those you would like to dedicate a light to when you make a donation online today, or by completing the Dedication Form and return it to us at the hospice.
–  We will dedicate a light to shine for them on our tree.
–  We will also include their names in our special book of remembrance.

Attend our Light Up A Life Christmas Service:
–  On Sunday 8th December at 6:00pm, we will be holding a special service of remembrance at Westburn Church, Nelson Street, Greenock.
–  We will light up the tree which will be placed just across the street from our Hospice building.

Write a message of reflection
This year, you can write a message of reflection on one of our special doves. These can either be hung on your Christmas tree at home or returned to hang on our tree displayed in our Access Centre, Ardgowan Street, Greenock.

Doves are available in our Hospice shops and from the Access Centre or you can call the fundraising team on 01475 726830 to speak with Alex, Elaine or Joanna, or email them

Be part of our night sky 

This year we’re creating a special digital night sky that will be filled with stars in memory of your loved ones. When you donate, we’ll add them to our sky.

if you’re thinking about donating to Light up a Life, please remember to enter the name of your loved ones on the checkout page.

Purchase a Light up a Life Badge

You can show the world that you’re supporting Light up a Life buy buying one of our Light up a Life badges. Click here to see the full range.