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Hospice to hold virtual torchlight procession tomorrow evening

USUALLY, the Hospice hosts countywide Light up a Life events. However, this isn’t possible this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

Light up a Life means so much to St Barnabas, as well as to all its supporters, so the Hospice has made sure the coronavirus won’t disrupt it entirely. The hospice is honoured to be able to bring you all together with one extra special Light up a Life celebration this year.

Join St Barnabas from the comfort and safety of your own home on Tuesday 24th November at 7pm as it hosts its first-ever virtual Light up a Life service and Torchlight Procession live from its website.

Light up a Life is a unique celebration. It is a special time for families and friends to join together and remember loved ones at such a difficult time of year. The virtual service will feature touching readings, music and time for quiet reflection. St Barnabas will also light candles in remembrance of loved ones and invite you to do the same at home. Please remember that Light up a Life is for everyone who has experienced loss, not just those who have been affected by hospice care.

The virtual Torchlight Procession will follow on from the virtual service. It will feature Finlay from the RAF Waddington Pipe Band playing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Hospice alongside two St Barnabas torchbearers.

Richard Pullen, long-standing St Barnabas supporter and Light up a Life ambassador will be carrying a torch for his fiancé, Rachael, who sadly died in St Barnabas’s care aged 24. Richard is sharing his story this year to help raise more money.

Anita Willoughby, Clinical Services Manager for St Barnabas will represent St Barnabas nurses as she carries a torch in memory of all the patients cared for over the past 38 years.

Richard and Anita will walk the procession route to the west front of the Cathedral, where Canon John Patrick will bless the St Barnabas Tree of Life as it is lit. Each light will symbolise a loved one who is being remembered this year through this beautiful campaign.

Share your pictures and special memories on social media by tagging St Barnabas Hospice and using #StBLUAL

What? St Barnabas Hospice virtual service to remember loved ones, including virtual Torchlight Procession and the official lighting of the 30ft Christmas tree outside Lincoln Cathedral. This is for anyone who has lost a loved one, not just those who have experienced hospice care.

Where? The event has been pre-recorded and will go live on the St Barnabas Hospice Facebook page and website.

When? Tuesday 24th November, from 7pm (lasting around 45 minutes) 

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