HUNDREDS of twinkling lights will illuminate a special giant Christmas tree.

A Light up a Life service is being held at Halton Haven Hospice on Barnfield Avenue in Runcorn at 7pm on Friday to give people a chance to remember their loved ones.

Residents are invited to sponsor a light and the names of relatives and friends they are remembering will be printed in a Book of Remembrance which will be placed in the hospice reception in the new year.

Those who donate will also receive a Light Up A Life badge and a card.

The service includes readings, prayers, Christmas carols and performances from musicians and choirs.

The tree will shine until the 12th night in memory of lost loved ones.

To sponsor a light call Paula Mullin on 01928 712 728 or e-mail