Candle service honours those battling cancer

The head of the St Vincent Singers, Maureen Swire, lights a candle at the 'Fountain of Light event at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport.
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PEOPLE whose lives have been affected by cancer came together for a poignant candlelit memorial service.

More than 60 people gathered in Gosport last night to remember those who have lost their lives to the disease, and to give support to those who are battling 
it.

The event began with a service at the Holy Trinity Church in the town centre.

Afterwards, people walked along to the nearby Falklands Gardens with their 
candles.

Labour councillor June Cully, of the Town ward, was at the event.

She said: ‘It was the perfect setting and it was a lovely 
event.

‘It gives people an opportunity to have that moment to 
reflect.

‘They could be thinking about someone who they have lost or someone who is battling cancer or someone who has 
survived.

‘It was a really good 
turnout.’

During the service, there was a performance from the popular St Vincent 
Singers.

Afterwards, the Harbour Cancer Support Centre in nearby South Street opened its doors for people to see the facilities they have to offer.

Ms Cully added: ‘It also brings a welcome fundraising boost for the centre, who are always in need of funds being 
raised.

‘It was a year ago now that they were broken into and had their centre trashed by vandals so it was an important milestone for them as well 
tonight.’

The Harbour Centre Support Centre provides help for cancer patients and their 
families.

For more information about the centre and its work, visit harbourcancer.org.uk.