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Light Up a Life

Come together to remember your loved ones this December.


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About the Light up a Life service

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.

This year the service will be held on Monday 13 December at 4.30pm an 7pm at Worthing Assembly Hall. But don’t worry if you can’t make it on the day as the service will also be available online after. Watch last year’s virtual service below.

Light up a life nurses

Can I make a dedication?

To remember your loved one in the Light Up a Life service, and donate, you can fill in the form below and send to us by Friday 19 November.

Download and fill in to set up a dedication

Or you’ll be able to make an online dedication to a loved one shortly. The online dedications will not be read out at the service, but are a great opportunity to remember a loved one and write down a personal message about what they mean to you.

 

How Light up a Life brought comfort to othersIrene on her wedding day

Hilary’s mum, Rene, started receiving palliative care in 2018 after battling breast cancer twice. Hilary found the support from the St Barnabas nurses invaluable, and it allowed her to remain as the role of daughter, and not carer:

“We had amazing support from Nikki and Anne, the St Barnabas Community Nurses, who came once a week to monitor and assess how Mum was doing. They provided a comfort blanket, counselling, and a listening ear. They were non-judgemental and calm, and empathised with us so that we could offload and share our anxieties.”

Rene was also provided with support from our community companions, Occupational Therapist and spiritual support from our hospice chaplain in her last phase of life:

“It was so good to see her pain-free and comfortable – thanks to the amazing care she received.”

Now Rene has passed, Hilary’s able to find comfort in the Light up a Life service, where she gets to remember her mum:

“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.”

Irene on her birthday

How can I help support the hospice?

Thank you for choosing to donate to us, the simplest way is to donate online:

Make a dedication 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.

Watch our Light up a Life celebration service from 2020. This service was held only online.