Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

How can we help you?

We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about Weldmar and the services we offer.

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Light up a Life

Lighting up memories for those we miss.

Light up a Life is an opportunity for you to remember those who are sadly no longer with us at Christmas, whether they were cared for by Weldmar or not. We hold several services across Dorset, as well as an online service for anyone who is unable to attend our events in person.

Weldmar’s Light up a Life Appeal invites you to make a donation and dedicate a light (or lights) in memory of someone special.

Dedicating a light to a loved one helps fund our services, ensuring that we can care for patients and their families.

This year, our colleagues across Weldmar have come together to create a very special poem for the service.


Lighting up memories for those we miss across Dorset this December Weldmar Staff with stars

Your Light up a Life Pack

If you dedicate a light, you will receive a Light up a Life pack which will include a wooden star to hang on your own tree, or a Light up a Life tree at one of the services listed below.

We will also send your order of service. All those who have a light dedicated to them will also be recorded in our 2023 Book of Remembrance.


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Kathy and Alan’s Light Up A Life Story

“It was a beautiful, uplifting celebration of our loved ones’ lives.”

October 2023 marks one year since Kathy’s husband Alan passed away – a few weeks later she attended our Light up a Life service in Bridport. 

Kathy has shared her story about the care both Alan and herself received, and why Light up a Life is so special to her.

Read Kathy and Alan's Story Here

Your local Light up a Light services

We have already held services this year in Bridport, Wareham, Blandford, Dorchester, Gillingham, Sherborne and Weymouth. We have also broadcast a special Online Service, which you can watch here:

If you attend a Light up a Life service and feel that you would like to talk to someone, we can arrange a call for you with a member of our Patient and Family Support Services team.

Please call 01305 215300 in office hours.

A big thank you to these local businesses for making Light up a Life possible

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