Light up a Life is for everyone – not only for patients and families we have cared for and supported.

During the festive season, take time to remember and celebrate the life of someone who won’t be with you this year. Someone you love dearly and miss greatly.


There are several ways to take part in Light up a Life this year:

Light up a Life dedication – dedicate a light in memory of your loved one(s) on Rowcroft’s Tree of Light situated in the grounds of Rowcroft Hospice. Your loved one’s name will also be inscribed into the Book of Light which is on display all year round at venues across South Devon (see list below).

Light up a Life Celebrations

Rowcroft Hospice (please call 01803 217642 to book your place for Rowcroft celebrations)

  • Sunday 8 December at 4pm and 5.30pm

Light up a Life in the Community

  • Torquay: Sunday 1 December, 3pm at St Matthias Church
  • Teignmouth: Sunday 1 December, 3pm at St Michael’s Church
  • Newton Abbot: Tuesday 3 December, 7pm at The Avenue Church
  • Totnes: Wednesday 4 December, 7pm at St Mary’s Church
  • Bovey Tracey: Thursday 5 December, 7.30pm at St Peter, St Paul & St Thomas of Canterbury
  • Dartmouth: Thursday 12 December, 7.30pm at St Clements Church
  • Paignton: Friday 13 December, 7pm at Sacred Heart Church

Last year Light up a Life raised an incredible £35,606 which will help Rowcroft to provide its services to over 2000 patients and families in South Devon this year.

If you have any further questions or would like to find out more about Light up a Life, please email

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