IT wasn’t the best of weather - but it didn’t seem to matter to the crowds who turned up for one of Wigan and Leigh Hospice’s biggest events of the year.
The Light for a Life Appeal provides an opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one by dedicating a light to go on the giant Christmas tree in the hospice grounds over the festive period.
All dedications are also entered into a book that is on permanent display in the hospice chapel.
Carols were sung in the grounds, before the thousands of lights on the magnificent tree were switched on in front of hundreds of people who had gathered for the event.
Last year the appeal raised a vital £47,000 for the charity and this year it is hoping for a similar amount despite the recession. It is one of the hospice’s single biggest fund-raising events.
Once again, Trinity Girls’ Band provided the music and youngsters from Westleigh Methodist Primary School led the carol singing.