The Alder Centre

Reflection and Remembrance

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Candle Service and Light Up a Life 2021

Throughout the year our volunteers work hard to provide a number of events in memory of children who have died. Our annual Candle Service, usually held in December, at Liverpool Cathedral is always a beautiful way to reflect and remember.

We also hold a Light Up a Life ceremony in our bereavement gardens at The Alder Centre.

Last year, due to Covid restrictions, both these events were live streamed from the Lady Chapel in Liverpool’s Anglican Catherdral. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the event a success.

This year, due to restrictions remaining in place at Alder Hey, our Candle Service and Light Up a Life will again be live streamed from the Cathedral on Thursday 9th December at 7:30pm. You will be able to come to our website on the evening and watch from here. For more information, or to have your child’s name included, please click here.

You can watch last year’s video below.

This year, due to restrictions remaining in place at Alder Hey, our Candle Service and Light Up a Life will again be live streamed from the Cathedral on

Book of Remembrance 

A Book of Remembrance is kept in the Alder Centre. You may have an inscription included and the book is there at any time for you to look at. Every Year, on the anniversary of a child’s death, it is opened to the inscribed page as a celebration of your child’s life and to mark their passing.

The Alder Centre also has an electronic Remembrance Book, where you can design your own pages and include photographs and music.

Please contact us if you would like and inscription in the Remembrance Book or to develop your own pages for your child in our electronic book.


Contact us on  alder.centre@alderhey.nhs.uk

or 0151 252 5391

We are available on weekdays 9am to 5pm (4.30pm on Fridays).

Find us

Our new Alder Centre building is next to the new Sunflower House building, just off Eaton Road. Face to face sessions are now running again, though online/ telephone sessions are also still available, if required.

 

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