Memories on the Lake 2024


As the sun begins to set on the evening sky in Thompson Park, your personalised floating lanterns carrying memories, love and happiness will float out into the water as we light the lake together, it's a night you'll never forget.

Event is kindly sponsored by Alderson & Horan Funeral Services 


Saturday 18th May, 2024


An optional 5K sponsored memory walk from Pendleside Hospice to Thompson Park along the Leeds and Liverpool canal will take place with registration from 5pm, with the walk starting at 6pm. The walk is on towpath and is pram and wheelchair accessible (Please note head height and towpath under the bridges on this route is single path).

Sponsorship forms will be sent out in the post to you or you can set up a Justgiving page from our campaign platform page here: Memories on the Lake 2024 - JustGiving 

PLEASE NOTE THOMPSON PARK DOES NOT PERMIT DOGS - We therefore advise you not to bring your dog on the sponsored walk. 


Entertainment and Refreshments are available in Thompson Park from 6.30pm
The Memorial Service will take place from 8pm

What to expect

An incredible experience to celebrate life together. Memories on the Lake brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night. Come light up the lake.

Enjoy the serene atmosphere whilst reflecting on memories. The evening of entertainment and reflection will start from 6.30pm with our memory service starting from 8pm, relax and feel the peace of all those around you as you observe and take in the beautiful sight of hundreds of lanterns on the lake. 


Entertainment from Gavin Young Wedding Entertainment, Boomerang Brass, Trawden String Quartet, Colne Orpheus Glee Union male choir and Steve Sumner Bagpiper throughout the evening.


Will be available in the park from 6.30pm 

  • Hospice Stall serving refreshments
  • Tuk Tuk Pizza
  • Burnley Leisure Dirty Fries
  • Fully licensed bar at the Pavilion
  • Boathouse Cafe

Memorial Floating Lantern


Lanterns can be purchased on the day but loved ones name won't be printed on the lantern and will have to be written on.

A minimum suggested donation for a memorial floating lantern is £10, each kit contains:

  • Floating lantern with LED Candle

  • Personalisation station (where you can add your personal message to remember your loved one before placing it on the lake)

*The price covers the cost of collecting and removing the floating lanterns from the lake following the event as well as cleaning up any trash that may have been previously been in or around the water.


Memorial Photo on big screen at event 

You can make a donation to have your loved one's photo shown on the big screen during the service, you can upload this on our website or send this to [email protected]



Lanterns will be cleaned up after the event by staff and volunteers. In addition, we pick up any trash that may have previously been in or around the water. The lanterns are made from rice paper so they are as eco-friendly as possible and we will reuse and recycle the LED candles.


Your personal information

First name:
Last name:
If any of the above information is missing or incorrect please add or amend as appropriate.

Enter the names of all people who will take part in the walk.

First name:
Last name:

I would like to purchase a remembrance lantern to remember my loved one:

First name:
Last name:
If you would like to donate to have a photo of your loved ones demonstrated on the big screen during the event, please upload it above. Don't forget to specify your donation amount in the "Donate per photo" box below.

Donate per lantern (£):
Suggested minimum donation of £10 per lantern.
Donate per photo to be displayed on screen at the remembrance event (£):
Suggested minimum donation of £10 per photo.

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