Candles at Light Up A Life 2019

Light Up a Life

Thank you to everyone who made a dedication to a loved one in 2021 and watched our virtual event. We'll be back in Winter 2022!

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
Event type: Remembrance

Watch the 2021 Light up a Life service

Make a dedication

If you would like to celebrate and remember your loved ones, you can still make an online dedication.

Make a dedication
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.

Old photograph of a special memory

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.

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.

We take the safety of everyone in our community seriously and didn’t feel that inviting a large group to gather together indoors was the right thing to do in December 2021.

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 change in situation across the health service in the run up to Christmas we felt it only right to rethink. Unfortunately, it was too short notice to find an appropriate outdoor venue.

It was a difficult decision to make but we always endeavour act in a socially responsible way. We never want to put people at unnecessary risk by asking several hundred people to gather together in an enclosed space.

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

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