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21st Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting

21st Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting

10 December 2017, 19.00

All over the UK and worldwide

Join us for The Compassionate Friends

Worldwide Candle Lighting
on Sunday 10th December
at 7 pm

Find out if there is a public event near you

Are you planning a Candle Lighting and/or Remembrance event in 2017 or early 2018? If so, please submit details HERE and we will include your event in the listings link below.

2017 Book of Remembrance

From 1st December 2017 you can post a message of remembrance for your son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild.

Post your message and light a virtual candle here.

This worldwide event unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honour the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds of formal candle lighting events and thousands of informal candle lightings are held in quiet remembrance and to honour the memory of all children who have died but will never be forgotten.

If there is no organised event near you do join us on Sunday 10 December, 7 pm at home, with family/friends, or with a group of other bereaved parents or families, to light a candle for your beloved child or sibling - creating a continuous wave of light around the world as it moves from time zone to time zone.

The 21st Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting gives bereaved families everywhere the opportunity to remember their child or children - so that their lights may always shine...

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Each year thousands of parents suffer the loss of a son or a daughter. Please help us to support families in their time of greatest need.

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