Willow Wood’s ‘Light Up A Life’ dedication services bring comfort to many in our community as we celebrate the lives of loved ones with carols, readings, brass bands and choirs. It is also a wonderful opportunity to view the dedications in our Book of Memories.
However, so many people attend and want to view the Book that you may not feel you have long enough to take it in. If you would like to spend a little more time with your memories, then visit our multi-faith prayer room where the Book of Memories will stay throughout the Christmas period and then for the whole of 2019.
Please be assured that if you have chosen our online Book our staff and volunteers will write and hang the stars to ensure that every single dedication is in place. You may come along to Willow Wood at any time to view these.
However, as we transform our lovely gardens into our magical Garden of 1,000 Lights from 20 November, why not take advantage of our open evenings every Tuesday and Thursday until 20 December.
There will be festive refreshments available, and as well as perusing your dedication you will be able to walk round the beautifully illuminated gardens and enjoy a hot chocolate or winter cocktail along with a delicious home-made mince pie.
Willow Wood has to raise £2.5million to maintain and develop our services and we have a wide-ranging calendar of fundraising events. Two very different events being held in the next couple of weeks are our Kids.Com Car Boot Sale and the Festival of Christmas Music.
Sunday 25 November sees our last indoor car boot sale of the year at Astley Sports Centre. All pitches are already sold out, and it’s the ideal place to pick up a pre-loved bargain – just in time for Christmas! As the name suggests, it’s aimed at children of all ages, and there will be books, toys, DVDs, clothes and more, all at bargain prices.
The following Sunday, 2 December sees the ever-popular Festival of Christmas Music, in the impressive surroundings of the Albion Church, Ashton. Organised by a committed team of volunteers, this will feature the Accord Choir and the Ashton-under-Lyne Brass Band. Admission is by programme, available at the Willow Wood reception and both the Ashton and Stalybridge Hospice shops.
At just £5 including a cup of tea or coffee and a mince pie it’s a wonderful way to start the festive season.
For further information on Light Up A Life or the Garden of 1,000 Lights, please visit our website, www.willowwood.info. which will give you full details of these and our other fundraising events