Suffolk Remembers

Welcome to Suffolk Remembers

Suffolk Remembers is the opportunity to celebrate the lives of loved ones no longer with us by dedicating a candle in their memory.

Light up their life by dedicating a candle on this website adding a special message and, if you would like, a photograph too.

Your dedication will appear on this website in our gallery and also as a physical candle at our Suffolk Remembers candlelit remembrance event. This event will take place on Felixstowe seafront on the evening of Sunday 21 June 2020 and more details will be released nearer the time.

We are aiming to have 5000 candles each bearing the name of someone special and together, once lit, they will spell out


Suffolk Remembers display in Felixstowe


Brian's Story

“I felt everyone cared for us and it was as if they knew me personally".

Read the full story here.



Why dedicate?

By supporting Suffolk Remembers you are allowing our specialist staff to provide care for 1000s of patients across Suffolk. These patients and their families are on a very difficult journey facing terminal illness. With your support we can provide help through therapy , symptom control and pain management. Hospice support continues into bereavement, providing support through the grieving that follows when we lose those we love.

Each year St Elizabeth Hospice has to generate £10.5m and with our ambitions to expand our care for young adults – and our “No Place like Home” campaign, aimed at helping people out of hospital at end of life, we know our need for support is only going to grow.

Every pound you pledge helps us care for local people when they need it the most and we can’t do it without you.


How to dedicate

Dedicating a candle is simple. Follow the Dedicate Now link, complete your details and select how many candles you would like to dedicate – we’ve given you the option for up to five. For each dedication we ask for a suggested minimum donation of £5.

Once you have chosen how many dedications you would like to make enter the name of the person, or pet, you wish to remember . You will then have the option to write some words about your loved one and add a picture. If you only want to enter a name and not add further words or a picture, that is absolutely fine.

When you have completed your descriptions press next, where we will just capture a few details to ensure that we only contact you how you want to be contacted in the future, then proceed to payment. Your dedication will then appear in the Suffolk Remembers online gallery and a physical electric candle will be added to our display at the Suffolk Remembers event on Suffolk Day (June 21) from 9.00pm, outside the Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe.

Candles can also be dedicated to pets, who were once our companions and part of our families.

You can dedicate as many candles as you like for a suggested minimum donation of £5 per candle.

Wednesday 10 June is the last day for finding out which letter your candle will be placed on, after this date unfortunately we cannot let you know where your candle will be.

Wednesday 17 June is the last date for dedications - we cannot process any more candles from this date, however you are welcome to come along and dedicate a candle on the night of 21 June.

Thank you to our Suffolk Remembers sponsor, the East of England Co-Op Funeral Services.

Michael Davies from the Co-Op said: “We’re proud to be supporting this event for a second year, as St Elizabeth Hospice plays such an important part in people’s lives. For us, sponsoring this amazing event, is our way of saying thank you to the hospice for all the work they are doing caring for the people in our community.”
We're looking for letter sponsors for our 2020 event,
get in touch here to find out more.