Norwich cathedral service to remember loved ones

Norwich cathedral service to remember loved ones

Hundreds of people came to remember the loved ones they had lost at a moving service at Norwich cathedral.

In a poignant occasion families and friends of all ages took a moment to think of those who would not be with them this Christmas as part of the Marie Curie Cancer Care 'Lights to Remember' service.

Once again this year an appeal was launched asking the people of Norfolk to make a donation and shine a light on the Cathedral Christmas Tree in memory of a departed friend or relative.

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides nursing care for terminally ill people to remain in the homes, and all the proceeds will be spent on providing Marie Curie nurses within Norfolk.

Deven Seetanah, Marie Curie nurse service manager for Norfolk, said: 'At Christmas having the choice to remain at home surrounded by family and friends is especially important.

'Last year, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Marie Curie Cancer Care was able to provide nursing care all through the festive period, giving hundreds of families the chance to spend one last, precious Christmas to-gether. Donations received will allow this vital service to continue in Norfolk.'

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Last night's <7> special service included carols and readings, and a Book of Remembrance was also available for people to write their own messages.

Other dignitaries who attended included the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Tom Dylan, Lord Lieutenant Richard Jewson, and the Christmas tree in the Cathedral was lit by Sheriff of Norwich Derek James.

The annual non-denominational service was organised by and for Marie Curie Cancer Care in conjunction with the Eastern Daily Press.