You know a light belongs to your loved one
The family of a man who died 11 years ago will honour his memory in this year's Light Up A Life ceremony.
Rex Rands died in 2001 of bowel cancer and his family has been remembering the impact he had on their lives ever since.
His widow Ivy, of Revesby Avenue in Scunthorpe, and their son Glenn have spoken of their love for the former Salvation Army bandmaster.
Now Glenn is preparing to perform at the Light Up A Life ceremony at Clock Square outside The Foundry Shopping Centre on Wednesday, November 14. He will play the cornet as part of the musical arrangements being performed on the day.
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Glenn said: "My father was a bandmaster before and this is carrying on the tradition.
"It will be a nice atmosphere. I was named after the band leader Glenn Miller and I have played in all sorts of brass bands."
He said he was looking forward to the day and said his father would be "looking down on him".
The Light Up A Life ceremony sees lights illuminated in honour of lost loved ones on a tree in the area around The Foundry.
Mrs Rands met her future husband almost 60 years ago when he came to play as part of the Salvation Army band at a performance in Sheffield.
He played a solo trombone on the day – and love soon followed.
The couple were married for 48 years and shared a number of hobbies including bowls and a love of music. Mr Rands was a well respected and popular music teacher at South Axholme School for more than 20 years and long-serving band master of the Salvation Army Band.
Mrs Rands, who is a great supporter of the Light Up A Life campaign, said: "I think it is lovely to see these lights on the tree and you know one of these lights belongs to your loved one."
Light Up A Life is organised by the local branch of Macmillan Cancer Support and The Lindsey Lodge Hospice.
The event, which is supported by The Scunthorpe Telegraph and The Foundry, is now in its 14th year.
You can take part today by completing the special nomination form printed on this page.