St Barnabas House hospice is inviting the local community to join together to remember and celebrate the lives and memories of their loved ones this Christmas.
The hospice’s annual Light Up a Life appeal enables supporters to make a dedication in memory of a loved one, and if they wish, a donation to help support the work of the hospice. Every dedication received will be included in a specially printed commemorative Order of Service at the Light Up a Life services.
This year, the community is warmly invited to come along to one of the Light Up a Life services on Monday 10 December 2018 at 4.30pm and 7pm at Worthing Assembly Hall. Everyone who attends will receive a special Light Up a Life candle to be lit at home in memory of a loved one. Friends and family members are also invited to bring along a photo of a loved one which can be displayed on a ‘Memory Wall’ after each service.
Proceeds raised from these special dedications will help St Barnabas care for people with life-limiting illnesses over Christmas and the following months. Last year, the appeal raised in excess of £30,000 which helped provide over 2,000 hours of specialist nursing care to patients in their own homes.
Cindy is celebrating Light Up a Life in memory of her husband, Terry, who was cared for by St Barnabas at the end of his life.
Cindy said: “Walking through St Barnabas’ door is like walking into heaven.That’s how it felt to me. It felt like I could feel somebody taking the weight off my shoulders. It was like ‘at last!’ because I had no help before. I wanted to be Terry’s carer but I was exhausted. At St Barnabas, I stayed with Terry the whole time. The staff were wonderful. Everybody’s got so much compassion there.”
The care provided by St Barnabas House is only made possible because of donations from generous local people, so any contribution made with a dedication will make a real difference.
You can find out more information about Light Up a Life or download a donation form at www.stbh.org.uk/lightupalife.
If you have any questions about Light Up a Life, please call the St Barnabas House Fundraising Team on 01903 706329 or email email@example.com.