An Ahoghill family are making a very special wish this Christmas in memory of their wife and mother, Hazel Hood.
Richard Hood and his daughters Rebekah (five) and Megan (two) are launching Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Wish Upon a Star appeal which will see the Cancer Centre’s Christmas tree adorned with hundreds of gold stars, each carrying the personal wish, message or name of a loved one affected by cancer.
People who make a wish will also be given their very own star to hang on their tree at home, keeping that special someone close at this time of year.
Richard and his daughters have dedicated their very own star to Hazel, who was just 32 when she lost her battle with breast cancer in September last year.
Christmas will not be the same for the family, but as Hazel’s attitude remained positive because of her faith, Richard’s wish is that her story would encourage others to look to Jesus for salvation and to keep fighting.
Stars are available for a donation of £5 and can be purchased directly from the Friends of the Cancer Centre office. For more information on the Wish Upon a Star appeal please call 028 9069 9393.