This is the 27th year of this annual remembrance ceremony, on Sunday 1st December and is generously sponsored by Aviva for the third year in a row. Andrea Corr is the guest of honour and will meet patients before performing for the crowd and switching the lights on the Christmas tree, the high point of the event. Last year more than 28,000 lights were sponsored on the tree, one of Dublin’s largest. These can be sponsored on www.lightupalife.ie, by phone (1850 66 06 06) or in person in Harold’s Cross or Blackrock Hospices. The Hospice, which needs over €5.5 million in donations annually, celebrates its 140th anniversary this year and has a special place in the heart of Dubliners.
Andrea Corr is an ambassador of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services. This free event brings people together to commemorate their loved ones and marks the start of Christmas for many families. The MC Ian Dempsey will, for the ninth year, kick off the entertainment from 3.45pm with the St Mary’s Pro Cathedral Choir, St Jude’s Folk Group, The Line-Up Choir, the CIE Male Voice Choir and soloist Geraldine McNamara.