Coming together to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones
Join us for Memories by Moonlight to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one in your own personal way, and join us for our heart-warming Memories by Moonlight candlelit ceremony.
Choose how you take part:
- Complete your own 5 mile memory walk on 26 September and raise sponsorship in memory of your loved one/s.
- Decide on your own activity to remember your loved one and make a donation in their memory.
- Make a donation in memory of your loved one.
When you register you will receive a beautiful memory pack in the post containing a candle bag, tea light, a memory box for you to personalise and the memory ceremony service booklet. A special feature of this event is a new online dedication page where we invite you to set up a dedication to your loved one.
Then, on the evening of 26 September, we will come together and light our candles for a very special Memories by Moonlight ceremony broadcast live for you to watch in the comfort of your own home.
Those who choose to walk will also receive a commemorative medal after the event.
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Fundraise in memory of your loved one
By fundraising in memory of your loved one for Children’s Hospice South West, you will be supporting the vital care we provide to over 500 families at our three hospices.
Ways you can fundraise:
- Set up an online giving page in memory of your loved one.
- Invite friends and family members to set up their own dedication to your loved one.
- Use the sponsor form provided in your memory pack.
- Put on a special event or activity in memory of someone special and ask your friends and family to make a donation.
- Call Kiley on 01726 871 800 for support or ways you would like to fundraise.
You can pay your sponsorship money in online or you can send it in by post to: Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, St Austell, PL26 6AZ.
Memories by Moonlight dedication page
A special feature for this event is you can add your loved one's name, photo and a personal message to our wonderful Memories by Moonlight dedication page.
You can add your free personal dedication and are welcome to set up more than one dedication of different loved ones. Their names will appear on this dedication page for you, your friends and family members to visit and have the option to make a donation in their memory when you set this up.
Special memory ceremony
At 9.00pm on 26 September, we invite you to join our very special 1 hour long memory ceremony where we will celebrate and remember the lives of those no longer with us. Join with your loved ones to watch the heart-warming memory ceremony broadcast on Facebook live from our Little Harbour children's hospice.
On this memorable evening, we will join together to light our candles and listen to a special song dedicated to your loved ones, readings and poems from all three of our hospices and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us with a 2 minute applause, while their names appear on the screen.
If you have not set up a dedication in memory of your loved one but would like their name to still be part of the ceremony, please email Kiley.
Please join the Facebook event page to enable you, your friends and family to watch the memory ceremony on the night.
Your registration fee includes the postal mailing of your memory pack that contains your memory box, candle bag, tea light & Memory Ceremony Service booklet.
If you have chosen the memory walk option for this event, you will also receive an “I am walking in memory of” back sign and commemorative medal. As this is a charity event, we ask that you raise sponsorship to ensure that local families can continue to receive the vital care that Children’s Hospice South West offers.
Everyone is welcome to be part of Memories by Moonlight.
Traditionally in previous years, participants have raised sponsorship in memory of their loved ones by setting up an online giving page or collecting money on their sponsor form. We understand that currently this may be difficult, so this year there is also the option to donate in memory of their loved one. The money raised from Memories by Moonlight will support more than 500 families currently being cared for at our three hospices.
If you have registered to walk in memory of your loved one and raise sponsorship, we will send you a medal after the event.
Setting up a dedication a part of this event is optional. You are welcome to take part and remember your loved one by personalising your memory box and candle bag. However, if you decide you would still like your loved ones name/s to be a part of the live memory ceremony, please email Kiley.
A dedication is where you can add the name and a photo of loved ones you are remembering. You can also leave a special message for them. This is free to do and we welcome you to set up more than one dedication in memory of more than one person.
Of course- you will have a link to share with friends and family members to view the dedication via the Memories by Moonlight webpage. They can then make a donation.
If you set up a dedication page, your loved ones’ names will automatically appear.
The Memory Ceremony begins at 9.00pm on Saturday 26 September and will be approximately an hour long.
No - you decide! Our traditional Memory Walks over previous years have been 5 miles. If you register for the walking option of Memories by Moonlight, you can decide to walk as little or as long as you like.
We recommend for health and safety reasons you walk in the daylight or early evening and return in time for the Memory Ceremony at 9.00pm.
Absolutely – you can decide how you would like to remember and celebrate the lives of your loved ones over the Memories by Moonlight weekend! You may decide to hold a cream tea, a garden party, a gathering on a beach or in a park! When you register, please choose the non-walking option.
You can donate your sponsorship in the following ways:
Through our website
By Post: Send your sponsor forms along with a cheque to Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, PL26 6AZ
Add it to your online giving page: if you have set up an online giving page the money is automatically transferred to CHSW. You can add any offline sponsorship to your online page.
Any money you raise on an online giving platform is automatically transferred to CHSW after the event.