Dedicate a light for Light Up the Prom 2018

Bournemouth Hospital Charity invites people in the community to celebrate those who were special to them by dedicating a light to their memory during Light Up the Prom.

Bournemouth’s biggest memorial event returns on Friday 9 November as Bournemouth Hospital Charity teams up with Macmillan Caring Locally to remember those people who were shining lights in our lives.

Members of the public can dedicate a light to the memory of a loved one for just £5 and then join hundreds on the Bournemouth Pier Approach for a magical evening of memories.

The event features two minutes of silent reflection as hundreds of lights illuminate the prom, followed by a dazzling fireworks display. Musical entertainment will also be provided by The Funky Little Choir.

Bournemouth Hospital Charity Events Officer, Karen Smith, says that this event will once again bring the community together.

“Light Up the Prom is a beautiful way for us all to remember those special people who touched our lives,” says Karen.

“No matter if you’re young or old, we invite you to commemorate and celebrate those who are no longer with us during this wonderful event.”

Proceeds from Light Up the Prom will be shared between Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Macmillan Caring Locally, who support the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital.

This year’s event is sponsored by Harold G Walker Solicitors, who say they are proud to be supporting Light Up the Prom.

“As local solicitors, we have witnessed first-hand the outstanding care delivered by staff at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital,” says Harold G Walker’s Managing Partner, Nicola Lowe.

“That is why we are so proud to be sponsoring the inspirational Light Up the Prom event in support of Bournemouth Hospital Charity to remember all those lost through illness.”

Light Up the Prom is once again made possible thanks to Pains Fireworks, who have been supporting the event since its inception back in 2014.

Anyone wishing to dedicate a £5 light to a loved one can do so from the Charity Office at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital, by calling 01202 704060 and online at

For more information visit or call our Charity Office on 01202 704060.

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