A HOSPICE will hold its annual Light up a Life service in Durham Cathedral this weekend.

St Cuthbert’s Hospice, in Durham City, runs the Light up a Life appeal every year, inviting people to remember a lost loved one by making a donation to the cause in their memory.

The appeal service will take place in Durham Cathedral at 6.30pm on Sunday (December 9) and will include the dedication of a book of remembrance.

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Nathan Brown, from Durham, is supporting the appeal in memory of his late father Ronald, a father-of-four and grandfather-of-one, who died of cancer on New Year’s Day 2012, aged 56.

He said: “Dad was admitted to St Cuthbert’s Hospice on Christmas Eve 2011 so last Christmas was an emotional and turbulent time for our family.

“The staff at St Cuthbert’s Hospice did everything they could to make our last Christmas together as a family as enjoyable as it could be.

“My sister had a baby during that time and dad met his grandchild for the first time at St Cuthbert’s, which is a very special memory.”

In February, Mr Brown plans to embark on a fundraising trek to Iceland in aid of the hospice.

For more information on the Light up a Life appeal, call the hospice on 0191-3861170.