Celebrating the lives of loved ones at Christmas

The 2011 Light-a-life” appeal is under way once more at Brechin Cathedral and organisers have advised that this year’s lights will be switched on after the Advent service of lessons and carols at 4pm on November 27.

The lights will remain on until the 12th night – January 6.

The “Light-a-life” appeal allows you to dedicate a light for someone, a group, an organisation, carers, voluntary workers, loved ones who are far from home and loved ones who will not be able to share Christmas at home this year.

It may also be that you want to “Light-a-Life” for a loved one who has passed away and will be missed, especially at this time of year.

“This even is a celebration of the love and care that is sometimes taken for granted, or lost, in today’s busy world but is so important in our families and communities,” explains James Hawke, convenor of the appeal.

Along with having their names recorded in the Book of Light, which is on display in the Cathedral, the list is published on the “Light-a-Life” website. A card is also posted to them recording the fact that they have been remembered this year.

To take part in the appeal please complete the form on the Light a Life website http://www.lightalife.co.uk/ along with your remittance, to the Cathedral Office at 6 Church Street, Brechin DD9 6EU.

Further forms, along with donations, can be had at the Church office.

All donations are divided equally between Macmillan at Stracathro and Brechin Cathedral.