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Worldwide Candle Lighting 2017 - love, light and remembrance

Join us on Sunday 10th December, 7pm in this event of love, light and remembrance.

2017 Book of Remembrance
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.

Find out if there is a public event near you.

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...


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.

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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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