IN PICTURES: Honouring loved ones with light

Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life event at Westwood Lakes, Boston.L-R Carol Baker, Bryan Bannister, Ella Scullion - palliative care nurse, Roger Bannister. EMN-150712-100717001
Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life event at Westwood Lakes, Boston.L-R Carol Baker, Bryan Bannister, Ella Scullion - palliative care nurse, Roger Bannister. EMN-150712-100717001

Lights of Life were celebrated at a ceremony organised by staff at Boston’s Butterfly Hospice on Friday night.

The nursing team invited familes, friends and patients of the hospice to Westwood Lakes for a collection of music, readings and time to honour the memories of loved ones who had passed away.

Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life event at Westwood Lakes, Boston. L-R Anne Skerritt and Nan Morris of Boston. EMN-150712-100656001

Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life event at Westwood Lakes, Boston. L-R Anne Skerritt and Nan Morris of Boston. EMN-150712-100656001

Guests dedicated a light to remember someone special, while Swineshead Silver Band provided music.

The Butterly Hospice inpatient unit is run in partnership with Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) and the Butterfly Hospice Trust.

Palliative Care coordinator for LCHS at the Butterfly Hospice, Jan Wright, said: “This event was a fantastic opportunity for us to remember loved ones and reaffirm our commitment to providing first class palliative care.

“It was wonderful to see so many of the family and friends again who have helped to make the Butterfly Hospice such a special place.”

Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life event at Westwood Lakes, Boston. Swineshead Silver Band. EMN-150712-100613001

Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life event at Westwood Lakes, Boston. Swineshead Silver Band. EMN-150712-100613001

Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life event at Westwood Lakes, Boston. L-R Yvonne Slater - Chair of trustees, Susanne Mason - palliative nurse, Becky Portess - case manager, Donna Crick - matron, Alison Morrant - complex case manager, Jan Wright - palliative care sister, Demi Holland - palliative health care support worker. EMN-150712-100707001

Butterfly Hospice Lights of Life event at Westwood Lakes, Boston. L-R Yvonne Slater - Chair of trustees, Susanne Mason - palliative nurse, Becky Portess - case manager, Donna Crick - matron, Alison Morrant - complex case manager, Jan Wright - palliative care sister, Demi Holland - palliative health care support worker. EMN-150712-100707001