Around 300 people packed into Bideford Pannier Market on Saturday night to join a special Light Up a Life service in aid of Children’s Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice.
The candlelit service, one of 17 services taking place throughout North and Mid-Devon for this year’s appeal, gave people the chance to remember a loved one and to make donation to the two charities in their memory.
Led by St Mary’s Church team rector, The Reverend Claire Rose-Casemore, the service also featured performances by the Westward Ho! Youth Theatre, St Mary’s School choir and the Bideford Town Band.
The annual Light Up a Life appeal, now in its 23rd year, concludes on Friday (December 20) with a service at St Peter’s Church in North Tawton at 6.30pm.