Cancer charity invites relatives to celebrate loved ones

The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre is hosting its annual ‘Lights of Love’ ceremony, its first in two years

The last 'Lights of Love' ceremony was held at the former Metaswitch offices in Church Street in 2019
The last ‘Lights of Love’ ceremony was held at the former Metaswitch office in 2019

An event where relatives can celebrate the lives of people they care about is being held in Enfield Town next month.

The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre is hosting its ‘Lights of Love’ ceremony on Wednesday 8th December, its first such event since 2019 because of last year’s Covid-19 restrictions.

The charity recognises that Christmas can be a difficult time for families that have lost a loved one or who are going through a hard time and the event is a chance to celebrate them.

Residents are invited to make their own personal dedications, which are then added to a display at The Nightingale Centre, a dedication book and to a window display at Microsoft Enfield in Genotin Road. For each dedication made, residents will also receive a ‘hanging heart of love’ to keep in their own home.

The Lights of Love ceremony is a chance to come together in a celebration of remembrance with people who have made dedications. There will be readings, carols and the lighting of Microsoft Enfield’s Christmas tree. All are welcome to attend – dedications can also be made on the day itself.

Louise Tully, the charity’s fundraising officer, said: “After a tough couple of years for many people, I’m glad our Lights of Love ceremony can go ahead.

“Coming together and being there for people is a big part of what The Nightingale is about. We couldn’t be more thankful to Microsoft Enfield for once again working with us to put on this ceremony.”

Gill Paschalis from Microsoft Enfield, which was formerly known as Metaswitch, added: “Metaswitch has a long standing relationship with
The Nightingale and we are delighted that this will continue with Microsoft.

“While the Lights of Love ceremony can be difficult for some, it is an important event in our community and, for many people, marks the start of Christmas.”

The Nightingale is an independent charity serving people living in or receiving treatment in the borough of Enfield. It provides emotional, physical and practical support services, groups and activities to all those who may be affected by a cancer including those diagnosed with cancer as well as their family, friends, colleagues and loved ones.

To make a dedication to your loved one and receive a hanging heart of love:
020 8366 9674