News / by Emma Williams
Tue, 11/10/2020 - 11:45

Christmas time is often thought of as that special time of year when family and loved ones come together during the festivities. 

Often the focus of Christmas is very much on children opening presents and having fun.

Unfortunately, Christmas time can also be a time of great sadness when loved ones are no longer with us, especially if the loved one was a child.

This year, the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust would like to give parents, families and friends a chance to honour their child or loved one who is sadly no longer here. We are proud to be able to launch our first ever Stars of Light campaign where we can honour those that are sadly missed.

We are inviting you to name a virtual shining star in memory of loved ones taken too soon. If you choose to do this, you can give the star a name, a chosen colour and leave a message as well.

As part of this campaign, we had planned to hold a Stars of Light Remembrance event at the Pershore Abbey on 2nd December, however due to the current situation we are of course unable to hold this event. We hope to be able to hold this event in 2021.

Emma Williams, Office and Project Manager for the Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust comments “Stars of Light is a very special campaign at the GKCCT, we are inviting everyone to visit our virtual Christmas tree and dedicate a star to help us light up the night sky in memory of those that we love that are sadly no longer with us.”

For donations over £10 we have a special ‘star of light’ wooden Christmas decoration which we will send out so our supporters can hang this on their Christmas tree in memory of their loved one. Christmas is a time for family, a time for being with loved ones. We want everyone to have the opportunity to honour their loved ones and share in their fond memories.

To dedicate your star please visit our Stars of Light page.