Light up the Lake returns to Manvers

by | 10 June 2022 | Community Event, Local Charity, Rotherham

Bluebell Wood’s ‘beautiful and breath-taking’ Light up the Lake event is returning to Manvers Lake after hundreds gathered to remember and celebrate loved ones in a stunning spectacle of light.

Last year, as the sun gently set over the horizon, several rafts carried lanterns – each with a personalised dedication – onto the picturesque lake as the onlooking crowd held tea lights aloft. The environmentally friendly lanterns were then carefully collected by the charity’s team to make sure there was no damage to the ecosystem.
Now, following the success of last year’s event, Light up the Lake is returning to Manvers on 17th September. You can make a dedication and secure your place at or by calling 01909 517360.

For those who can’t make it on the night, Bluebell Wood will be recording the event so supporters can watch their dedication float out onto the lake from the comfort of their homes.
Whether it’s remembering a loved one, or celebrating someone special, each dedication will help Bluebell Wood make precious memories with local children and families in the time they have together.
Families like Jody and Ben Wigful-Coy, who dedicated their light to their baby girl Beau Matilda who died in 2018.
“For us it was the perfect opportunity to be with the people we care about and remember Beau in such a beautiful and unique way,” said Jody, from Sheffield.

“It was a stunning evening and unlike anything I’ve ever been to before. It was lovely to see so many people, of all ages, remembering and celebrating others in a such a moving and poignant ceremony.
“The team at Bluebell Wood has come up with something very special, and we’d like to thank everyone who made it possible.”
Beth Cole, Events Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “It was an honour to bring so many people together last year to celebrate all those wonderful people, near and far, who light up our lives.
“We’re expecting this year’s Light up the Lake to be even bigger and better and we can’t wait to meet more of our amazing supporters.“Not only will you have the chance to pay tribute to loved ones in a truly spectacular way, by making a dedication you’ll be helping us be a light in the darkness for local families going through the toughest times imaginable.”