Worthing and Henfield Town Centre Support St Barnabus House

Local hospice, St Barnabas House will be holding a range of fun festive activities in Worthing town centre on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 December and at Henfield late night shopping on Friday 9 December as part of Wear it Festive.

The charity is encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to Wear it Festive in an attempt to raise £16,000, enough money to pay the full cost of all care services provided both at the hospice and in the local community on Christmas Day.

There are a whole range of activities taking place at South Street Square in Worthing between 10am and 4pm on 9-10 December.

Blue Dawg Entertainments will be running a festive themed photo bootSt Barnabas House staff Wear it Festiveh with elves and a Christmas backdrop and have kindly agreed to provide professionally taken photos in return for a donation to the hospice.

On Saturday in Worthing there will be performances of festive songs by local choirs Coastline Harmony (11am) and Singers Rechoired (2pm).

Wendy Bardsley, St Barnabas House Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We are really looking forward to this year’s Wear it Festive and have lots of exciting activities taking place in Worthing. “In addition to those dressed in festive attire, there will also be the opportunity for children to have their photo taken with the Sussex Ghostbusters and The Iconic Legion, which will feature various characters including Storm Troopers.”

On Friday 9 December the St Barnabas charity shop in Henfield will be open for late night shopping where you can purchase boutique clothes, good quality furniture and browse from the charity’s range of Christmas cards.

Henfield Friends of St Barnabas House will also have a stall in Henfield as part of late night shopping, and there will be ‘The Big BN5 Christmas Draw’ in aid of the hospice, with 68 amazing raffle prizes donated by local businesses.

Tickets are just £1 and you could be in with a chance of winning a luxury car for the weekend from Chandlers Worthing BMW, a spa day for two at Baliffscourt Hotel & Spa or £150 of John Lewis vouchers donated by Evonprint.

Wendy added: “Lots of companies have already signed up to Wear it Festive and we are hoping the campaign will raise £16,000, which would be enough to pay for all our care services on Christmas Day.

“There are many ways you can get involved in Wear it Festive, whether you are a local business, school, group or individual, and it’s really easy.

“Simply dress up in Santa costumes, Christmas jumpers, reindeer antlers or tinsel and hold a festive fundraising event.”

To sign up for Wear it Festive visit www.stbh.org.uk/wearitfestive, or contact the St Barnabas House Fundraising Team by emailing fundraising@stbh.org.uk or calling 01903 254777.