LOROS Hospice pioneer remembering loved ones in space

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It can’t have escaped many people that the city of Leicester has been inundated with 40 spectacular Rockets this summer. 

Now LOROS Hospice is developing the space theme with a ground-breaking first, launching messages into space. 

It’s a novel new way to honour the memory of loved ones who are no longer with us, says the Hospice.    

Charlotte Graham, Fundraising Coordinator at LOROS, said: “After the success of the Butterflies and Robins Always Remembered collection, we wanted to offer people a really different way to honour their loved ones. 

“It’s been a very difficult year for people, none more so than for those who have lost a loved one and couldn’t come together with friends and family to grieve as they normally would. 

“Launching a message up into space to your granddad, telling them how much you miss them, together with a favourite photo, and watching it up amongst the stars, is a truly beautiful way to honour their memory.” 

LOROS will float messages and pictures into near space, where they will be released amongst the stars, in this one-off opportunity to remember and celebrate someone special. 

Sue Steel, whose dad died at LOROS, said: “When you look up to the stars and know that special someone is looking down at you and you can still feel their love. Although my Dad is gone, he’s still with me, shining brightly and keeping me safe.” 

The launch will be captured on video so families can watch as their messages’ journey from lift off to release into the stratosphere. 

Visit loros.co.uk/space to sign up 

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