AYRE Events contracted by St Gemma’s Hospice for annual ‘Light Up a Life’ event

Leeds based events specialist AYRE Event Solutions has strengthened its relationship with St Gemma’s Hospice after being asked to support its annual ‘Light Up a Life’ event in December. 

Taking place on the 12th December, Light up a Life is an annual event curated by St Gemma’s Hospice to give people across Leeds the opportunity to come together and celebrate those special people they are missing. 

After successfully working with the hospice on a virtual ‘Light Up a Life’ event in 2020, AYRE will be providing an outdoor stage, lighting, audio and event production support for this year’s event. New for 2021, AYRE will also be providing additional live streaming to YouTube for remote viewers. 

AYRE previously supported St Gemma’s Hospice on a variety of projects, including delivering its remembrance services to be live streamed on YouTube, as the events couldn’t be held in person during the COVID-10 lockdowns. 

Commenting on the upcoming project, AYRE managing director, Chris Ayre said: “As with many events, last years ‘Light Up a Life’ celebration wasn’t able to go ahead as normal. This is the first event since the pandemic that St Gemma’s Hospice has held, and we wanted to make sure it comes back with a bang. 

“We’re delighted to be supporting with lighting, audio, event production and outdoor staging, which is a brand new service for us. We’re now able to provide several different stage sizes, ideal for charity events such as this one, but also local beer festivals and other community events.”  

Sophia Last, Senior Fundraiser (In Memory Giving) at St Gemma’s Hospice adds: “In 2020 due to events being cancelled in response to the pandemic, we were unable to hold our usual in person event at St Gemma’s Hospice. Thanks to a recommendation from The Kirkwood, we were put in touch with AYRE Events to support us running an online version of our event. Organising this was simple and Chris took away any stress we had about the technicalities of broadcasting a live event online. 

“The event itself felt really special even though it was very different to before. The feedback we had was fantastic, everyone was just grateful we offered them a chance to remember loved ones during the Christmas period.

”We can’t wait to see how Ayre will take our 2021 Light up a Life event to the next level, to make it the most special event for people to return to after a year of not being able to come to the Hospice and remember special loved ones.”

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