Our virtual Time to Reflect service will be viewable on this page from Sunday 6th December at 5pm.

We have joined together with Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust to offer a virtual Time to Reflect service this December to support those who have faced the loss of a loved one this year.

From 5pm on Sunday 6th December until the end of the year, the virtual Time to Reflect service will be available to view on this page.  The service will have input from both the Hospice and Bucks Healthcare Trust staff who will share their thoughts, experiences and the realities of Covid-19 this year. There will also be readings and music with time to light a candle to take a moment of reflection and remembrance

“We recognise Christmas can be a very emotional occasion, a time when we particularly think of loved ones who are no longer with us” says Ann Kenny, the Bereavement Support Team Lead at the Hospice. “This year has had enormous challenges for everybody, and sadly, many people have faced the loss of a loved one with little outlet to express their feelings properly.  Whilst we cannot meet in person as usual at our traditional Tree of Light events, here at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity we felt it was incredibly important to still offer a safe space and time for reflection.”

You can also dedicate a memory of someone special to our online Tree of Light remembrance page. These dedications will be printed as usual in our Books of Honour which we hope to be available to display at a later event in 2021. The names of those included in the Books of Honour will also feature in an edition of The Bucks Herald in December if you wish.

Funding for the Time to Reflect service has been provided by Buckinghamshire Council’s Aylesbury Community Board.