A KIDDERMINSTER nursery is encouraging parents and staff to get involved with a poignant festive campaign by Kemp Hospice.

Little Trinity Nursery is inviting them to donate their Christmas card money to support this year's 'Light Up A Life' campaign.

Kemp Hospice’s ‘Light Up A Light’ campaign enables people to dedicate a light on special trees accompanied by a dedication name tag.

So far, the nursery has raised £122 for the campaign, with donations still rolling in.

Gaynor Carter, nursery manager, said: "Over the past four years, I have personally taken part in Kemp's 'Light Up A Life' and I thought that it might be nice to extend this into the nursery, and see if staff and parents would like to join in and raise money for the hospice, using the money they would have spent on sending each other Christmas cards.

"Families donated their money and saved time writing numerous Christmas cards and reducing the inevitable recycling after Christmas.

"Thanks to everyone's generosity and support, we have managed to raise £122 to date."

Miss Carter added: "People have been extremely generous, and some parents have written Christmas wishes to other families and some of our children have also written their names on their Christmas tags independently.

"It has been a huge success and helped to raise funds for such a worthwhile local charity."

Anyone wishing to add a loved one’s name to a Light up a Life tree can visit www.kemphospice.org.uk/events or by calling 01562 756077.