Candles at Light Up A Life 2019

Light Up a Life

Come together to remember your loved ones this December at Light Up a Life.

Event details

Each year around Christmas we hold a special service for the local community to join together to remember and celebrate the lives and memories of their loved ones.

Location: Virtual
When: Monday 13th December 2021 at 7:00pm

When and where is Light Up a Life taking place?

We have been looking forward to welcoming you all back to the Worthing Assembly Hall for Light Up a Life. Sadly, due to the current COVID-19 infection rate we have made the tough decision to change to a virtual service this year. We take the safety of everyone in our community seriously and don’t feel that inviting a large group to gather is the right thing to do.

We understand that this news will be disappointing and upsetting for many and we are truly sorry to not be able to offer an in person service. Instead, we will be offering a virtual service that honours the memory of your loved ones at this special time of year.

The virtual service will go live on Monday 13 December at 7pm. You will be able to watch it here, on Facebook or on our YouTube channel.

We hope you understand why we have made this difficult decision, thank you for your ongoing support.

Can I make a dedication at the service?

If you have already made a dedication to a loved one then this will be included in an Order of Service and we will send you a print copy. It will also be available to download from this page.

If you would like to make a dedication, you can fill in the form below and send to us by Friday 19 November.

Or you can make an online dedication to a loved one.

 

Watch last year's service

Our celebration service from 2020. This service was held only online.

Donate in-memory

Please consider making a donation in-memory

Any contribution that you can make will go such a long way towards helping us care for all our patients in the weeks ahead, whether here in the hospice or in their own homes. Your contribution is hugely appreciated by all of us.

£50
£100
£150
Other
£

How Light Up a Life brought comfort to others

“The service was relatable, not stuffy. It was uplifting. Watching the service reminded us of all the support we received from St Barnabas and the incredible individuals that make up the hospice team.”

- From Hilary, whose mum, Rene was remembered last year

Frequently Asked Questions

The service will be available from 7pm on Monday 13 December on this page, Facebook and YouTube.

From 7pm on Monday 13 December.

We take the safety of everyone in our community seriously and don’t feel that inviting a large group to gather together indoors is the right thing to do.

When we initially planned the service back in the summer it looked like things were improving, and we had already put in mitigation around reduced numbers, mask wearing and social distancing, but with things the way they are across the health service we felt it only right to rethink. Unfortunately, it is too short notice to find an appropriate outdoor venue.

It was a difficult decision to make but we need to act in a socially responsible way. We don’t want to put people at unnecessary risk by asking several hundred people to gather together in an enclosed space.

At the time of making this decision in early November 2021, COVID-19 cases in Worthing and Arun were above the national average. As a healthcare charity, we need to act in a socially responsible way. We don’t want to put people at unnecessary risk by asking several hundred people to gather together in an enclosed space.

If you have made a dedication before 19 November it will be printed in the Order of Service which will be sent to you. It will also be available to download from our website.

You can also make an online dedication to a loved one.