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Islanders invited to remember loved ones at candlelit beach gathering

Islanders invited to remember loved ones at candlelit beach gathering

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Islanders invited to remember loved ones at candlelit beach gathering

Tuesday 16 April 2024


Islanders can commemorate the lives of lost loved ones at a candlelit beach gathering next month which aims to offer a moment of reflection and shared remembrance.

Jersey Hospice Care is inviting people to gather at St Brelade's Bay on Saturday 18 May to light a candle to honour the memory of those they have lost.

The organisers said the event aims to provide "a real moment of reflection" and a chance to come together as a community in "shared remembrance".

Candles on the Beach was launched last year, with the inaugural event attracting around 300 people.

Events Manager for Jersey Hospice Care, Scott Douglas said: "Last year it was really touching to see so many people coming together for the same reason – to honour a loved one.

"This year, attendees will have the opportunity to light a candle and place it in a circle on the beach to symbolise hope, love, and the enduring legacy of those we hold dear.

"It's a really beautiful and poignant moment."

GET INVOLVED...

The event is open to all, not just those who have benefitted from the services of Jersey Hospice Care.

Those wanting to attend are encouraged to book in advance HERE and to make a donation for their candle.

The event will start at 19:45, with live music, special readings, and reflective time, before finishing at 22:00.

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