TWINKLING lights of loving remembrance created a warm glow at Dr Kershaw's Hospice on Sunday.

Families joined staff and the community in pausing to honour and celebrate the lives of loved ones and remember those they've lost at a special service at Turf Lane of which a huge glowing Christmas Tree was the centre piece.

Choirs and brass bands accompanied the event where people gather to place a memorial light on the tree which was positioned and lit-up courtesy of Oldham Council.

Last week the hospice staged its Dr Kershaw’s Carol Concert at a packed-out Oldham Parish Church.

Hundreds attended the upbeat sing-along with performances from the hospice’s own choir, Kershaw’s Crooners, Hope Singers, St James’ Thornham School choir, sololist John Crebbin and choristers Harry Priestly and Mila Tsoneva.

The singers were supported by Lydgate Band and the evening was hosted by Peter Wakefield.

The evening also included the now traditional “The Hospice 12 Days of Christmas” where different sections of the audience own each fun element - most enthusiastic delivery of the night award had to go to special guest Mayor of Oldham Councillor Javid Iqbal who delivered “three bubble baths” with gusto!

All proceeds from the night, which included a bumper raffle, drinks and mince pies and a toy sale, went towards hospice funds.