Light Up a Life 2022, nurse Walking with candle.

Light Up a Life

Remember and celebrate your loved ones.

Event details

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Light Up a Life.

If you were unable to attend, we have made a video for you to watch below.

Location: Worthing Assembly Hall
When: Monday 11th December 2023 at 6:00pm

Light Up a Life 2023 - Highlights video

George's story

Devoted to his family and a friend to all, George was well loved by everyone that met him. When he and his wife, Judith, found out that he had advanced lung cancer, St Barnabas was there to care for George towards the end of his life and afterwards when Judith realised how much his long illness and death had affected her.

Read George's story

Make a dedication to a loved one

Light a virtual candle in dedication to a loved one. If you made your dedication before Friday 17 November 2023, your dedication will be printed in our Light Up a Life remembrance programme and feature in the service.

Make your dedication

About our Light up a Life service:

Light Up a Life is our annual remembrance service held for the local community to celebrate the lives of loved ones no longer with us.

The death of a loved one can be felt very deeply, especially at Christmas, which is why Light Up a Life is so important. As we remember those we love, we can reflect on the joy they brought to our lives and be thankful for the time we had together.

Light Up a Life is also a celebration of everything St Barnabas House stands for – living life to the full and making the most of the time we have. Everyone is welcome to take part in readings, carols, and reflections in the company of others who are on the same journey.

Light Up a life with a donation

Your gift will help local adults in need of vital hospice care get the support they need, anything you can give goes such a long way towards helping us care for patients and their families.

£29
£52
£92
Other
£
could provide an hour of specialist end-of-life care and emotional support for a patient in their last days of life.
could fund an art therapy session for a group of bereaved people, helping them navigate their grief and build new friendships.
could provide a new patient a home visit from a Community Nurse Specialist - assessing symptoms and providing emotional support.

A special thank you

Light Up a Life wouldn't be possible without the wonderful support from Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, who have kindly sponsored this event.
FAQs

You’ll receive a confirmation via email, and the team will be in touch nearer the time with all the details about the event.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on Monday 11 December 2023 at Worthing Assembly Hall at 6pm.

  • Doors open at 5.30, seating is unassigned, so come early to ensure you get a good spot.
  • There will be a memory wall for you to write commemorative notes to your loved ones, and please also bring photos and messages if you’d like.
  • The service will be approximately 1 hour.
  • Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available after the service.

The Assembly Halls have wheelchair access, and there will be reserved spaces for wheelchair users. Please contact us if you need to discuss your requirements and any adjustments.

There’s lots of different roles on offer – from set up and pack down, working on the refreshments stall, helping people find their seats or assisting people making precious memories.

We wouldn’t be able to put on events like this if it wasn’t for our amazing community volunteering with us.

Become a volunteer

Please do not attend the service if you’re feeling unwell. The service is held indoors, and there will be a diverse range of people from our community who’ll be attending who may be more vulnerable to infectious conditions.

There’ll be a recorded version of the service to watch after if you are unable to make it on the evening.

If you can’t make the service please let us know as soon as possible.

We have limited space at the service, so we’ll be able to offer your ticket to someone else who might otherwise have missed out.

If you need to cancel, please contact the Events Team.

Making an online dedication for Light up a Life is a fantastic way to remember a loved one. You can post a meaningful message and upload a photo in their honour.

Dedications made before 17 November 2023 will be included in this year’s Remembrance Programme and Service.

Make a dedication >

You’ll also have the opportunity to add a message of dedication to your loved one at the service. We’ll have a memory wall for you to add your personal message.

Read over the full Frequently Asked Questions document for more information. If you still need assistance get in touch, and one of our team will get back to you.

Light Up a Life

Light Up a Life

If you would like to help provide crucial hospice care, without making a dedication, please consider making a donation.
£29
£52
£92
Other
£
could provide an hour of specialist end-of-life care and emotional support for a patient in their last days of life.
could fund an art therapy session for a group of bereaved people, helping them navigate their grief and build new friendships.
could provide a new patient a home visit from a Community Nurse Specialist - assessing symptoms and providing emotional support.

Light Up a Life

If you would like to help provide crucial hospice care, without making a dedication, please consider making a donation.
£29
£52
£92
Other
£
could provide an hour of specialist end-of-life care and emotional support for a patient in their last days of life.
could fund an art therapy session for a group of bereaved people, helping them navigate their grief and build new friendships.
could provide a new patient a home visit from a Community Nurse Specialist - assessing symptoms and providing emotional support.