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Celebrate a Life

Every December, thousands of gold stars are displayed on the Christmas trees outside our hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton, each one with the name of someone special.

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A star for a star

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 thousands of our special Celebrate a Life stars, each with the name of a loved one handwritten in the centre.

Your named star can appear on one of our two Christmas trees and you'll 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 us continue to make a vital difference to the lives of cancer patients by ensuring our nurses, doctors and research teams can provide the very best care and develop life-saving treatments used across the UK and around the world.

Name a star for someone you love this Christmas

I name a star to celebrate Mum's life every year. The service can be emotional but it's a really lovely atmosphere.

Mary Wiggins, whose mother Joan, was treated at The Royal Marsden 35 years ago