St Barnabas House

What is the Big Get Together?

It’s an opportunity to Get Together with your friends or family and have some fun – and one of the easiest ways to raise money for local hospice care. St Barnabas House has joined up with other hospices across the South East to invite you to be part of The Big Get Together in October; all you have to do is ask your guests to make a donation that will go straight towards providing hospice care in your local community. You could invite the family around for a barbeque; hold a cocktails and canapés evening; watch films and eat pizza in your PJs; dance like divas or simply raise the roof with a good old-fashioned gossip; hold a Halloween themed get together in October; a bonfire party in November; a Christmas themed soiree in December or a New Year Get Together in January! You can be as sophisticated or silly as you like!


Why should I hold my own Big Get Together?

Because all money raised at your Big Get Together goes straight to St Barnabas House. But the best part is you decide what sort of hospice-tality you offer, it couldn’t be easier! It could be the perfect way to celebrate a special person, on a special date, in a way that is fitting to celebrate their life whilst enjoying the company of your friends and family.

When should I hold my Big Get Together?

Well, that’s up to you too! You can join thousands of other people and hold your gathering in October, during Hospice Care Week (9-15 October), or if your Get Together will be to remember a loved one, you can choose a date that is more memorable to you.

So – sign up and get your pack full of ideas and inspiration today!

Meg (volunteer), Norma Gray (patient)
IPU Staff Nurses - Becki Mahoney, Ali Amos, Marie Mayhew, Caitlin O’Mahony
Laura Oatway (staff), Margaret Notley (patient)
Day Hospice nurses Lisa Ingall, Ann-Walker, Mary-Kimber

About St Barnabas House

St Barnabas House provides specialist palliative care to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses, both within the hospice and in the comfort of patients’ homes.

We help patients manage their symptoms, offer respite, end of life and palliative care as well as emotional support and counselling for patients and their families.

As well as offering services at our purpose-built hospice building in Worthing we have Community and Hospice at Home teams. The Community team are available seven days a week and offer specialist nursing advice and support to patients and their families in their own home. The Hospice at Home team operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides hands on care for patients at home.

It costs nearly £6 million a year to provide all our care services, both at the hospice and out in the community and patients are never charged for their care. Only a small part of these costs are covered by statutory funding so we rely heavily on the generosity of the local community to continue to provide our services.

Over the last 44 years, the hospice has cared for thousands of patients and their families in the areas of Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield


Click here to see how your support can help us.

How Your Support Helps

Your support really will make a difference and help St Barnabas House provide hospice care to more people in our local area.

  • £1,853 will pay for 24 hours of our Hospice at Home team.
  • £539 will fund the cost of a 24 hour stay at the In-patient Unit for a patient.
  • £190 will cover the cost for one person to attend the Day Hospice for one day.
  • £49.60 would pay for 2 hours of care from one of our new nurse specialist services for patients with end stage renal, liver or heart failure.

How to Pay your money in

There are several ways to pay in the money you and your guests raise from your Big Get Together:

  • Send a cheque made payable to ‘St Barnabas House’ along with a note of your name and address to:
    The Big Get Together
    St Barnabas House
    Titnore Lane
    West Sussex
    BN12 6NZ
  • Call us on 01903 254777 and pay in using your credit or debit card
  • Pay the money raised in via your JustGiving page, if you created one

Please don’t send any cash through the post.