Members of Manchester Survivors Choir, a group who are all survivors of the Manchester Arena attack, will be singing at a special service at St Ann’s Hospice this December.
The choir will join people from across Greater Manchester at the St Ann’s Light up a Life service on 6th December at the hospice in Heald Green, as part of the annual appeal.
Once again, the hospice will also be paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the terror attack by including a light on their special Christmas tree in memory of each of them, and naming them all in their Book of Honour.
Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, explained:
“Thousands of people have taken part in the Light up a Life appeal over the last twenty two years by dedicating a light on one of our Christmas trees across Greater Manchester in honour of their loved one. Our Light up a Life services are always really moving, and it’s incredible to see the lights on our trees and to know that each one represents someone very special.
“As a Manchester charity, we were all deeply affected by the tragic events that took place at Manchester arena, as was everyone across this amazing city. We’re honoured to be able to pay tribute to those who lost their lives as part of our special Christmas appeal.
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Manchester Survivors Choir for agreeing to sing this year, and to the other choirs and speakers that will be attending the other Light up a Life services in December, at our hospice sites in Little Hulton and Heald Green, Manchester Cathedral and St Peter’s Church in Hale.”
Cath Hill, from The Manchester Survivors Choir said:
“We are delighted and honoured to be invited to sing at this event. The 22 people who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attack are always in our thoughts and hearts and we will be proud to sing in remembrance of them and the family members of those attending this special event.”
St Ann’s Hospice operates from three sites in Little Hulton, Heald Green and the Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital and cares for thousands of patients every year with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses – managing their symptoms, providing support, caring for people at the hospice or at home, and providing end of life care.