HUNDREDS of people are set to gather to remember their lost loved ones tonight (November 10) at a special event at Bournemouth Pier.

HUNDREDS of people are set to gather to remember their lost loved ones tonight (November 10) at a special event at Bournemouth Pier.

Light Up the Prom, which is now in its fourth year, is the town’s biggest memorial event and sees Bournemouth Hospital Charity team up with Macmillan Caring Locally to pay tribute to those who have passed away.

The event was due to take place on Friday, October 20 but had to be postponed due to Storm Brian.

Tonight’s event will start at 7.30pm and features two minutes of silent reflection as hundreds of lights illuminate the prom, followed by a dazzling fireworks display. Musical entertainment will also be provided by the Bournemouth Male Voice Choir.

The name of late rock star John Wetton, co-founder and frontman of the 80s super-group Asia, will be displayed in fireworks after his family raised £3,500 for charity.

John’s family raised the money through JustGiving in aid of the Macmillan Palliative Care Unit at Christchurch Hospital where John spent his final days.

Proceeds from Light Up the Prom will be shared between Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Macmillan Caring Locally, who support the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital.

This year’s event is sponsored by Harold G Walker Solicitors and is made possible thanks to Pains Fireworks, who have supported the event since 2014.

Anyone wishing to dedicate a £5 light to a loved one can contact the Charity Office at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital or the Macmillan Unit at Christchurch Hospital, by calling 01202 704060 and online at BHCharity.org/light-up/ Bournemouth Echo

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