Remembering your loved one

We understand the importance of remembering a loved one, which is why we offer a number of ways to celebrate a life from ironwork sculptures to digital tributes.

Here you will find ways to organise a tribute in the name of your loved one, with additional options to support the Hospice with donations in their memory.


Finn's memory

“The incredible care of St Barnabas allowed us one last miracle period with Mum and we will be forever grateful. The warmth and sincerity the team showed us is something I know we all take comfort from every day.

Although visiting was tough, no matter what we were walking into, or the guilt we would often feel when walking away – she was safe. Her final month with us at St Barnabas, provided endless moments of laughter, deep reflection, and the incredible gift of goodbye.”

Read Finn's full story

You can choose from the following


Ironwork displays

Remember a loved one with bespoke, handmade ironwork that can be displayed at home or outside in the garden.

A new ironwork is a Feather from Above


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Much Loved tribute pages

This is your own special memorial website in tribute to your loved one, where you can share memories, thoughts and stories with family and friends as well as light candles, add music, photos and videos.



Light Up a Life

Our poignant Light up a Life appeal offers you a chance to dedicate a symbolic light in memory of your loved one. The dedication can be made via post, or online.

You will receive a handwritten card by one of our team, in dedication of your loved one and a tree decoration.

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Funeral Collections

We have both digital and physical methods available for you to make holding a collection at loved one’s funeral simple.

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Legacy gifts

Leaving a legacy in memory of a loved one is always a personal choice. Our legacies capture our values, our lives and experiences and our hopes for the future.

A gift in a Will is powerful way to support the Hospice, if we have made a positive impact to yours and your loved ones life. St Barnabas would simply not be able to offer, free end of life care without such gifts.


Fundraising ideas

Fundraising for St Barnabas is another way of remembering a loved one with a focus on your own wellbeing and mental health.

Whether you choose to push yourself with a challenge activity or meet with friends for a Care for a Cuppa this can be another way of celebrating the life of your loved one.



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Emma's Ironwork

"My ironwork hearts stands proudly in the garden so that a part of Dad is here with me always. When I’m outside looking at the flowers. I can have a little chat and feel that bit closer to him."
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Carly's Skydiving

“I’m actually terrified of heights so I’m pushing myself out of my comfort zone! I know how proud Sam would be of me doing this skydive. Sam, when I’m up there, I hope you are flying right next to me. You will always be walking with me; I know you will.”
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Lorraine's story

“I’m always happy to talk about Paul, I can’t help but share how special this man was and what a great loss for him to die so young at age 60. He packed so much love and adventure into his life and we take comfort from that.

At the Hospice and Wellbeing Centres

As you can see, St Barnabas offer a lots of ways for patients’ families to remember a loved one such as our online tribute pages, walking with us at the Torchlight Procession each Christmas and our Ironwork display. We also have reflection space available in our Inpatient Unit gardens and therapeutic outdoor space in our Wellbeing Centres, where families are welcome to use to reflect and remember loved ones.


However, we do discourage physical donations such as plaques, benches and sculptures due to the indirect costs, sustainability of the items and potential risk of damage, which could be upsetting to families.