Now in its 11th year, Night to Remember had only previously been open for ladies to participate, but this year anyone aged 10 or over will be able to walk through the night on Saturday 30 June and help to raise vital funds for the St Barnabas House.
St Barnabas House is a local charitable hospice based on Titnore Lane, Worthing. It provides end-of-life care services to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses across the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas, both at the hospice and in the comfort of patient’s own homes.
“I’ve take part three times before and all three times it was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is brilliant!” said Lucy Scriven, 38, who has participated for the past three years.
This year she will be walking with her husband Ed, daughters Jasmine and Skye and son Eddie in memory of her father-in-law Ted Scriven, who passed away under the care of the In-patient Unit at St Barnabas House in 2014.
“The care Ted received was absolutely amazing,” said Lucy. “He was only there for a few days but St Barnabas were brilliant and have been brilliant for us as a family as well afterwards. We used some of the counseling service afterwards.”
Jasmine, 17, will be walking for the first time this year. She added: “I think it’s really good that children can take part because everyone can do it as a whole family and it’s a better experience for them all to be able to get involved together.
“I’m taking part to try and help raise awareness of the hospice because our grandad died at St Barnabas.”
Jasmine’s 10-year-old sister, Skye, said she is really excited to be able to be taking part while her brother Eddie, 12, said he is looking forward to raising money for St Barnabas.
Since the first time it took place in 2008, Night to Remember has gone from strength to strength with almost 10,000 walkers taking to the streets of Worthing over the last ten years, raising an incredible £1.4 million between them!
For the past four years, walkers taking part in Night to Remember have raised funds for the Hospice at Home night sitting service, which provides support for patients in their own homes during the often most challenging night-time hours.
As well as being open for men and children to take part in this year, the walk will also start at an earlier time of 10:30pm and t-shirts will be teal instead of pink.
As in previous years there will be three different routes, including a steady 7 mile walk, a half marathon distance 13.1 mile route, or a challenging 20 mile trek from Worthing to Shoreham and back.
Registration for Night to Remember is already open and closes on Sunday 24 June. Get online and register today at www.stbh.org.uk/nighttoremember