PUPILS of St Joseph’s Academy are performing at Ayrshire Hospice’s third annual Light up a Life Christmas Concert.

It takes place on Sunday, November 26, at 7pm in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, when families will remember loved ones at what can often be a very poignant time of year.

The event is part of a nationwide campaign, Light Up a Life, led by Hospice UK to enable people across the country to also support their local hospice at Christmas.

Acting principle music teacher at St Joseph’s Academy, Rachel Whiteford, said: “The school’s band, Paypoint, are honoured to be performing at the Light up a Life Christmas Concert.

“It is such a special event and the band are looking forward to being a part of it. The band members have prepared a selection of songs which they hope people enjoy. Staff at St Joseph’s are very proud of Paypoint and their success.”

The evening will also include performances from a variety of other community groups including A Choired Taste, the Salvation Army Band and British Legion pipe band.

Lyn Bateman, Senior Fundraising Officer at the Ayrshire Hospice, said: “We are so fortunate that our hospice is so well respected throughout Ayrshire and Arran and the support of our community is never taken for granted.

“It costs around £20,000 per day to run Ayrshire Hospice services and the charity needs to raise £4.8million a year from voluntary donations alone.

“The concert is a unique opportunity for Ayrshire as a community to come together and share in remembering loved ones. Christmas is a thoughtful time for many people and the concert will be very much a night of celebration and reflection.”

Tickets are £10 adults £6 for under-16s — e-mail community@ayrshirehospice.org or call 01292 288488 to book or for details.