As we start what seems to be the long run up to Christmas everyone who is estranged from their children or grandchildren find it a very particularly difficult time of the year.

Lighting candles have always been a way of remembering loved ones who are not near us, Fathers Contact are lighting candles on Twitter on Christmas Eve, if it is something you would like to be involved in you can email for more information.

Just think of the millions of lights that can be shining out on that special eve.