Shine a light in memory of a loved one at Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral will be filled with candlelight as people remember lost loved ones at a poignant service.

Marie Curie Cancer Care's annual Lights to Remember service will take place at the cathedral next Tuesday, December 7, at 7.30pm.

The event is an opportunity for family and friends to join together at Christmas time and remember the special people they have lost, share precious memories and celebrate their loved ones lives by lighting a candle in their memory.

It also helps raise funds and the profile of Marie Curie Cancer Care, which provides high-quality nursing, free of charge, to give people with cancer and other terminal illnesses the choice of dying at home supported by their families.

Deven Seetanah, Marie Curie nurse service manager for Norfolk, said: 'At Christmas, having the choice to remain at home surrounded by family and friends is especially important.

'Last year, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Marie Curie Cancer Care was able to provide nursing care all through the festive period, giving hundreds of families the chance to spend one last, precious Christmas together. Donations received will allow this vital service to continue in Norfolk,'

At this year's service, there will be the choir from Norwich Lower School and readings from the Eastern Daily Press editor Peter Waters, the charity's patron for Norfolk, Dr Iain Brooksby, and General Sir Richard Dannatt, the former head of the British Army.

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Norwich's Lord Mayor Tom Dylan and Lord Lieutenant Richard Jewson will also be at the event, as will Marie Curie nurses and about 400 Marie Curie supporters.

The Christmas Tree in the cathedral will be lit for the first time at the service by Sheriff of Norwich Derek James.

And the Book of Remembrance, including the names of those remembering their loved ones, will be on display.

The Norwich Cathedral event, the only service in Norfolk, is one of many nationwide and is one of the largest held by Marie Curie.

Other services will take place at St Michael's Church, in Beccles, this Sunday at 6.30pm and at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, in Bury St Edmunds Cathedral, on Wednesday, December 8 at 7.30pm.

The book will only be displayed at the cathedral on the night of the service.

To include a name in the Book of Remembrance, fill in the coupon below and send it to the fundraising office.