Lights of Hope: Shining a light for mental health this Christmas
Nov 11th 2019 ⋮ in Community



A first of its kind event will take place this Christmas as we invite families to shine a light of hope for people affected by mental health problems.

NAViGO and Grimsby Garden Centre will be hosting Lights of Hope – an uplifting evening to both show support to people with ongoing mental health problems and to remember lost loved ones who have been affected by mental health.

For a minimum donation of £3, people will receive a Christmas decoration displaying their loved one’s name and chosen message while a Light of Hope will be illuminated in their honour at the special tree lighting ceremony.

Names will also be added to a Book of Hope for all donators to take home.

The event is in aid of NAViGO’s official charity – the Gardiner Hill Foundation – established to enhance and enrich the lives of people with mental health problems.

Tom Hunter, chair of NAViGO and the Gardiner Hill Foundation said: “Christmas can be a very difficult time of year for many people, which is why we wanted to bring the local community together to offer love and support.

“We hope this will be a special evening providing family and friends with the opportunity to commemorate the life of a loved one but also enable people to say ‘I’m thinking of you’ and make a dedication as a symbol of hope for individuals currently affected by mental health problems.

“We hope that the evening will not only be a great opportunity to raise money for the Gardiner Hill Foundation but also highlight that mental health can and does affect so many people, in a variety of ways.”

Lights of Hope will take place on:

Thursday 5 December 2019 | 6.30pm

Grimsby Garden Centre, Grimsby Rd, Laceby, Grimsby DN37 7DY

Alongside the commemorative ceremony, there will be festive music and seasonal refreshments.

To dedicate your light, please click here or pop into Grimsby Garden Centre.