Candles on the Beach

🗓️ Saturday 21st October 2023

Local charity Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is holding a special festival of light on Swanage Beach to remember loved ones.

There will be readings, local singers and a performance by The Salvation Army, and of course candle-lighting, providing a unique shared, community experience to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family who have passed on.

The illuminations on the sand will not only create a stunning display for people to reflect together, but also provide a great opportunity to help raise money for the charity.

This event is free, but there’s a suggested donation of £5 to personalise a candle with a message, which you can do at the dedication station before it is placed on the beach.

Candles are LED, allowing them to be reused and safely placed on the sand.

Lewis-Manning is holding a further two Candles in the Community events in Dorset this year:

  • Candles on the Lake – In Poole Park on Saturday 7th October, 6pm – 8pm
  • Candles on the Green – In Wimborne, Saturday 18th November, from 6pm

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care provides free services to patients and their families throughout Purbeck, East Dorset and Poole.

Find out more about the charity on its website: