We have been celebrating the start of the festive season with some special sparkly Christmas magic, thanks to the kind team at Legal & General and the Mayberry Garden Centre.

Every year the staff from Legal & General visit us and decorate the hospice and our garden with the most twinkly lights and decorations that they can find.  

Emma Knight from Martlets said, “We’re so grateful to everyone at Legal & General for giving their time so generously and making the hospice look so beautiful again this year. 

“It’s quite a big task to decorate us from top to bottom, but they’ve done a fantastic job and it looks amazing.  It’s really like a winter wonderland; the patients’ bedrooms all look out over the garden and the sparkly lights give everyone a lift. 

“We’d also like to thank Mayberry Garden Centre for kindly supplying our real Christmas trees, you can’t miss the smell of pine now! 

“This has been a fantastic start to our 36 Days of Christmas Appeal, which explains how the hospice prepares for the festive season and cares for local families from the beginning of December right through to twelfth night. 

“We’re hoping that it will help people to understand how their gift of care could make a real difference this Christmas.”

Find out more about our 36 days of Christmas