Specialist care for adults in Dorset with a life limiting illness

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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 this Christmas, whether they were cared for by Weldmar or not.

Dedicate a light to them on one of our trees across Dorset, and join us at one of our local services.

Our Light up a Life services combine readings, hymns, and carols supported by local community musicians and singers, bringing people together during a season when feelings of loss are strongest for us.

You can make a donation and dedicate a light (or lights) in memory of someone special, and in return you will receive a pack including:

  • A handwritten Light Up A Life card
  • A wooden star to hang on your local Light up a Life tree, or your own Christmas tree
  • The order of service for our special Light up a Life events

The names you remember will be added to our 2022 Book of Remembrance.

You can dedicate a light at the bottom of this page.

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Why Weldmar’s Light up a Life has a place in our hearts 

November 2022 marks five years since Rita Meaden passed away at Weldmar’s Inpatient Unit in Dorchester. 

Family members, including daughter Lynn and granddaughter Lucy, will be remembering her once again through Light up a Life.

Read Lynn's Story Here

Our Light Up A Life Services

Our services will take place in the following locations across Dorset, plus we will be hosting an online service for those who are unable to attend in person.

If you attend any of our Light Up A Life events or watch the online service, and feel that you need to talk to someone, we can help.  Our Counselling, Bereavement, and Spiritual Care team are on hand for a chat.  Please call 01305 215300 during office hours, and we will arrange to put you in touch with someone.

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


If you need any further help, or have additional questions, please call Weldmar’s Fundraising Team on 01305 261800 during office hours, or send us an email.

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