Celebrate a Life

Celebrate a Life star

A gift for someone special. A gift of the love and joy we share at Christmas. A gift to all cancer patients.

Celebrate a Life is a special occasion for our patients, their loved ones, our supporters and staff. It’s a time when we celebrate everyone dear to us.

Every December the Christmas trees outside our hospitals are decorated with hundreds of our special Celebrate a Life stars, each with the name of a loved one handwritten in the centre.

Your named star will appear on one of our two Christmas trees and you will receive a gold star lapel badge to give as a gift or to wear in recognition of your loved one. 

Every star you name will help The Royal Marsden get closer to creating a future beyond cancer.

The 2016 order of service can be found here.

Photos and video

Photos of the stars on the Christmas trees and of the two carol services can be seen in this gallery on Facebook. You can also watch our Celebrate a Life film on YouTube.

“I name a star to honour my husband. It’s a very special way to remember his life.”
– Sarah, supporter