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Light up a life

Our annual Light Up a Life appeal is an opportunity to purchase lights as a gift or in memory of loved ones at Christmas time.

Lights can be purchased up until Christmas Eve and names will be displayed and updated, weekly in our main reception areas, Facebook and below.

This is a great alternative to Christmas cards and a beautiful way to remember a loved one.

The official switching on ceremony took place at both our hospitals on Friday 11 December – you can view the switch on videos here.

Due to current restrictions, this event was not open to the public this year.

We hope you understand that your safety, as well as the safety of our staff, is our priority.

The lights are now twinkling proudly outside of our hospitals’ for everyone to see throughout the festive season!

All funds raised at the L&D will support our NICU Parents’ Accommodation. This facility provides a ‘home from home’ environment which enables some parents, who live far away from the hospital, to sleep and rest whilst being as close as possible to their critically ill and premature baby.

All funds raised at Bedford will support the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), and the purchase of much needed and vital equipment, that will enhance the care provided to premature and poorly babies.

To purchase a light please call 07812 493445 or email [email protected]. Lights are £5 each or 3 for £10.

Gift List

Lights have been purchased on our tree as a gift for:

  • Andrew Manning
  • Andrew & Christopher Wheelhouse
  • Anne Salmon
  • Archana Dhere
  • Arthur
  • Barbara Bradley
  • Ben and Max Amexheta
  • Caroline Walker
  • Caroline Hammond
  • Chemo Unit Nurses
  • Chris, Bina & Sophia White
  • CNF Nurses Macmillan unit
  • Des Salmon
  • Douglas Westmoreland
  • Eden Lewis
  • Edward Phillips
  • Emma Hayward
  • Gabriel
  • Gill & Roz
  • Granddad
  • Granny & Grandpa
  • Hannah
  • Jacob
  • John & Janet Graham
  • Judi Kingham
  • Justice
  • Kelly Donlevy & David Stevens
  • Kinsella Family
  • Kyle & Kayla Kinsella
  • Lawretta
  • Lesley and Tim Jarman
  • Lucinda Sutton
  • Marion Crick
  • Martin Russell
  • Michelle Goode
  • Mr & Mrs Filby
  • Mr N Warner & Family
  • Mrs C Picciano
  • Mrs Farzend Begum
  • Mrs N Zekai
  • Mrs R Manocchio
  • Ms Lurlyn Calliste
  • Naomi Johnson
  • NHS Thank you
  • Owen
  • Pam Brown
  • Rachael Murley
  • Roseanne & David
  • Thank you to NHS Staff
  • Thank you to the Chemists who created the vaccine
  • The Tortonese Family
  • Tom
  • Verity Barker
  • Vinod Tailor
  • Violet

In Memory Of

Lights have been purchased on our tree in memory of:

  • Alan Saunders
  • Alan Hutley
  • Albert Middleton
  • Albert Warren
  • Alec & Julie Turnbull
  • Alice Hobbins
  • Alice Gardiner
  • Aman
  • Amanda Ward
  • Andrew Olney
  • Andy Hodges
  • Angela Collins
  • Angela O’Connell
  • Anita Armstrong
  • Ann Olney
  • Ann Vistartas
  • Anne Dumbell
  • Anne Westwood
  • Anne Gilson
  • Any families who have been affected by cancer
  • Anyone who has passed away
  • Ariya – Little Guardian Angel for her twin sister Adhiya
  • Arnie Bennett
  • Aurora Lombardi
  • Baby Johna Poole
  • Baby Kelvin Coady
  • Betty Brown
  • Betty Coady
  • Bill Kirby
  • Bob Hobbins
  • Brenda Lockerby
  • Brian Woodward (Dad, Grampa & Husband)
  • Brian George Pooley
  • Bridget Barber
  • Carmel & Johnny (Mum & Dad) Flanagan
  • Cath Skinner
  • Catherine McNamara
  • Catherine Sterry
  • Catherine & Patrick Allen
  • Cecile Foster
  • Charles
  • Charlie & Marge Coffman
  • Christie Barber
  • Christina Palmer
  • Christine Stratford
  • Christopher Donnelly
  • Cindy Mead
  • Clifford John Mackinnon
  • Clive Wightman
  • Colin Ward
  • Corey Miller
  • Corey Harris
  • Dad (Stan)
  • Daihi Ben Mistry
  • Daniel Westmorland
  • Daniel Caird
  • Darmic
  • David Barber
  • David Sakaldip
  • David Preskett
  • Davina Russell
  • Denzyl Bhula
  • Derek Wakefield
  • Des Gray
  • Dick & Edna Wilson
  • Dicker Family
  • Dorothy Westmorland
  • Doug Taylor
  • Douglas Nulty
  • Duarte
  • Dulcie Butler
  • Duncan Reynolds
  • Edna Sheridan
  • Ellen Rose Earley
  • Elliott Harris
  • Emily Louise Mackinnon
  • Eric Lewis
  • Eric Norman
  • Eric Robinson
  • Eric Armstrong
  • Ernie Llambias
  • Ettore
  • Eva & Paddy Horrigan
  • Faith Carmel Stevens
  • Father John Breen
  • Frances Stewart
  • Francesca Silvio
  • Francis
  • Frank Austin
  • Fred Smith
  • Friends of Kenneally
  • Geoff Stone
  • Geoffrey Haggar
  • George
  • George Langley
  • Giovanni D’Angelico
  • Gordon Henry Price (Husband)
  • Gordon Henry Price (Father)
  • Grandma Cao
  • Greta Field
  • Gwendoline Feeley
  • Hannah Marie Swendell
  • Helena
  • Hesara Kekulawala
  • Hon Lam Cao
  • Irene & Jim Lidford
  • Ivy Thomas
  • Jack Kirkland
  • Jack Linnett
  • Jake Issacs
  • James Sharpe
  • Jan Woollard
  • Jayne Mitchell
  • Jean Robinson
  • Jean Smokcum
  • Jim Clark
  • Jim Smith
  • Jim Twitchell
  • Joan Greene
  • John Temple
  • John Monaghan
  • John Barber
  • John Coles
  • John Marr
  • John Temple
  • John Donnelly
  • John Edward Gardiner
  • John Peter Womack
  • Jonathan Allman
  • Joshua
  • Josie Coady
  • Joyce & Dot Wilson
  • Joyce & Geoffrey Sugden
  • Julie Crawley
  • Karl Lockerby
  • Keith Gladwell
  • Keith Sutcliffe
  • Keith Everett
  • Keith Allman
  • Ken Field
  • Kenneally Family
  • Kevin Ward
  • Kevin Nulty Senior
  • Kittie Barber
  • Kody Brown
  • Lawrence Jarman
  • Les Smith
  • Lesley Ward
  • Lilian Grace Bishop
  • Linda Saunders
  • Little John (Son)
  • Louis Harris
  • Lucy Wheelhouse
  • Mabel Bayliss
  • Maggie O’Connell
  • Maragret Twitchell
  • Margaret Allman
  • Mark Vistartas
  • Marlene Newton-Smith
  • Martin Vanos
  • Martin Hazell
  • Martin Kilpatrick
  • Mary Walsh
  • Mary Spain
  • Mary Rowe
  • Matthew O’Connell
  • Matthew Turner
  • Maureen Cooney
  • Maureen Kirby
  • Max James Turnbull
  • May Kilpatrick
  • Mervin
  • Michael Foster
  • Michael Kernan
  • Mike Norrish
  • Miss Peg Day
  • Mr A & Mrs G Gafur
  • Mr A & Mrs S Kamall
  • Mr A H Gafur
  • Mr A S Gafur
  • Mr Antonio Scarcelli
  • Mr Arthur William Foskett
  • Mr Bernard Towsend
  • Mr Bill Carolan
  • Mr C Munro
  • Mr C & Mrs Z Sattuar
  • Mr Colin Mooring
  • Mr D Dhanpersaud
  • Mr David Clarke
  • Mr David Eacott
  • Mr Derek Clarke
  • Mr Fred Ellingham
  • Mr Frederick Charles Foskett
  • Mr H & Mrs S Kamall
  • Mr Harry Reid
  • Mr Herbert Morden
  • Mr Herbert Hedley
  • Mr I & Mrs N Dominique
  • Mr Iain Neville
  • Mr Istvan Nagy (Dad)
  • Mr J Hall
  • Mr Jack Vaukins
  • Mr James Casey
  • Mr Jaoquim Monteiro
  • Mr Jasper Griffin
  • Mr Jim Mann
  • Mr Larry Weiss
  • Mr M & Mrs R Haniff
  • Mr M & Mrs Z Alli
  • Mr Michael Karaphillides
  • Mr N & Mrs I Muhammad
  • Mr Peter Budd
  • Mr R & Mrs Z Bacchus
  • Mr S Manocchio
  • Mr Susan Rollings
  • Mr T De La Mare
  • Mr T & Mrs A Khurwal
  • Mr Waginder Singh Puar
  • Mrs Balbir Kaur Puar
  • Mrs Betty Ellingham
  • Mrs Daphne Budd
  • Mrs Doreen Phillips
  • Mrs Dorrie Stanley
  • Mrs Edith Foskett
  • Mrs Elsie Hedley
  • Mrs Emily White
  • Mrs Enid Phillips
  • Mrs F Dilorio
  • Mrs Flora Nagy (Mum)
  • Mrs Flossy Towsend
  • Mrs Gillian Neville
  • Mrs Gloria Sanders
  • Mrs J Hall
  • Mrs Marie Louisa Jee
  • Mrs Marion Morden
  • Mrs Mary Teresa Vaukins
  • Mrs Miriam Griffin
  • Mrs N Khan
  • Mrs Nicola Wootton Nee Neville
  • Mrs Paddy Norman
  • Mrs Pat Morgan
  • Mrs Pat Powell
  • Mrs Violet Vaukins
  • Ms Angela Felgate
  • Ms Jane Holden
  • Mum (Helen)
  • Mum Sibil Tortonese
  • Muriel Stone
  • Nan & Granddad Jepson
  • Nan & Pole Craven
  • Nanny Rose
  • Nell Kirkland
  • Nicki Lake
  • Nora Monaghan
  • Norma Stubbs
  • Norman Cook
  • Norman Henry Bishop
  • Oliver Ward
  • Pat O’Shea
  • Patrick Walsh
  • Patrick McNamara
  • Patrick O’Connell
  • Patrick Feeley
  • Paul Swendell
  • Paul Pradier
  • Paul Kinsella
  • Paula Clarke
  • Pauline Swendell
  • Peggy Armstrong
  • Peter Bryan Mead
  • Phil O’Connell
  • Philip Kernan
  • Phillip O’Connell
  • Pietra Francesco Tony Cannatella
  • Rae Linnett
  • Raymond & Dorothy Kelly
  • Reg Bayliss
  • Renee Vanos
  • Richard Ward
  • Richard Coady
  • Richard Coady Jnr
  • Robert Donnelly
  • Robert Disbery
  • Robert (Dad)
    Roger Constant
  • Rohail Akbar
  • Ron Wheelhouse
  • Ronald Lockerby
  • Ronald Palmer
  • Rory George Wilson
  • Roshan Kumar
  • Roy Crick
  • Roy Blackwell
  • Salvatore Contino (Dad)
  • Sammy Sadler
  • Sarah Everett
  • Seamus Farrell
  • Shelia Sweeney
  • Shirley Dinham
  • Sidney Thomas
  • Skye Emma Wilson
  • Stanley Reginald Butler
  • Stephen Walsh
  • Stuart Harding
  • Sue Winrow
  • Suraj Kumar
  • Susan Armstrong
  • Ted Swendell
  • Teresa Galvin
  • Terry McNamara
  • Thomas Earley
  • Tommy Hoare
  • Tracey Judd
  • Trev Llambias
  • Trevor Pratt
  • Trevor Watson
  • Umer Akbar
  • Van Nga Cao
  • Vincent O’Connell
  • William Spain
  • William Rowe
  • Willie Webb