People from across Leeds gathered for a winter remembrance event to celebrate and remember the lives of people who have died.

Sue Ryder Celebrate a Life Leeds was held on 3 December at Leeds City Museum and provided the opportunity for people to celebrate the lives of loved ones.

The event was led by David Hutchison, spiritual care coordinator at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Headingley, and featured readings, poems, and live music performances from the Leeds Symphony Orchestra and RSM choir. There was also an opportunity to make a dedication in memory of someone special, which were displayed on a Celebrate a Life tree.

Laura Hill, Senior Community Fundraiser from Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, said: “It was a very moving afternoon, where we were able to stop and pay tribute to the lives of friends and family who have died.

“It was wonderful to see so many people from Leeds join us for an afternoon of reflection and we hope it gave people space to have the lives of their loved ones acknowledged.”

Those unable to attend the event can still leave a personal dedication in memory of loved ones on Sue Ryder’s online dedication wall.

Sue Ryder provides a range of online bereavement support, including free video counselling delivered through trained bereavement counsellors; an online community forum offering 24-hour peer to peer support and a wide range of advice and resources for people who are grieving or supporting someone through bereavement.