Light up a Life is the time of year to remember the lives of those special people who are no longer with us.

As we start to approach the festive season, it is a time when the memories of our loved ones are even stronger and their absence may be felt more deeply.

Supporting our Light up a Life Appeal is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a loved one – whether they received care from our hospice or not - at Christmas time. 

Hospice care is about so much more than the medical care. Everyone we care for at the hospice is more than a patient – they’re a person with friends and family, with hopes and ambitions for the future.

This year, our appeal is being supported by Jennifer Allan. Jennifer’s sister, Karen, died in 2016 and she explains why Ayrshire Hospice care is so special and so important to her. Read Jennifer's story here.

Your gift today will help pay for just a little of the nursing care that our team will be providing to patients and their families over Christmas.

  • One hour of direct nursing care over Christmas for someone on our In-Patient Unit will cost £19.63.
  • £50 would be enough to enable a patient's family stay for two nights close to their loved one in our 'Wee House'.
  • £100 would help towards a home visit by our Specialist Community Nurses.
  • £235.56 is enough to pay for the care of one patient in our In-Patient Unit for the whole of Christmas Day

To help us, please make a donation today

With your support, we can help patients and families across the whole of Ayrshire create special memories this Christmas and make the most of the time they have together, no matter how long or short that time may be.

Thank you.