Memorial service returns to gardens

HUNDREDS of people are expected to attend an annual memorial service next Sunday.

Saturday, 3rd December 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:42 pm

More than 900 people are due to go to the service around the ornamental lake at Portchester Memorial Gardens, in Cornaway Lone, Portchester. There will be readings, music and songs.

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It will start at 3pm and then small lanterns will be lit on each grave to remember loved ones.

All proceeds will go towards an appeal to help the Rowans Hospice, a charity in Purbrook that gives specialist palliative care to those with life-limiting illnesses in southeast Hampshire.