Forest Holme Hospice Charity launches Christmas Calendar of Events

A hospice charity in Poole is launching its Christmas calendar of events for 2023.

Forest Holme Hospice Charity is hosting festive events throughout November and December to remember loved ones and raise money to continue the hospice’s work caring for people with life-limiting illness across Poole, Wimborne and Purbeck.

Taking place on Friday, December 8 at 7pm, the charity’s Christmas party will transform the Hamworthy Club at Canford Magna into a Winter Wonderland. Guests will enjoy a two-course Christmas dinner before hitting the floor to dance the night away. Interested parties are urged to book their tickets early to avoid disappointment. 

The charity’s annual memorial ‘Light Up a Life’ services give the local community the opportunity to gather together to remember loved ones and reflect on moments of Christmas past. The services take place on Thursday, November 30 at 6:30pm and Sunday, December 10 at 10.30am at Harbour View in Lytchett Minster.

Chief Executive of Forest Holme Hospice Charity, Hannah O’Hare, said: “Christmas can be a challenging time for those who have lost a loved one. Our memorial services are not restricted to those whose loved ones were cared for at Forest Holme. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the carols, readings, and the lighting of candles, followed by festive refreshments.”

The services also mark the launch of the Forest Holme ‘Tree of Remembrance, located in The Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole. People can write a dedication in memory of a loved one and place it on the Christmas tree.

If you are unable to attend the Light up a Life events, but would like to leave a dedication online, this will be added to the Tree of Remembrance. For further information go to