When someone we love dies, celebrating their life can help
us to remember special times we spent with them and do something positive to
honour their memory.
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care understands how important these celebrations of life are, and has created an area within the gardens at its Hospice in Farnham, where people can dedicate a leaf to their loved ones on its Memory Tree. This Memory Tree, which was created in 2014, is a beautiful handmade copper sculpture situated in a quiet, private part of the garden. From its branches hang individually-crafted, delicate copper leaves, each engraved with the name of a loved one who is gone but never forgotten.
For a donation of £100 or more to Phyllis Tuckwell, you can dedicate a
leaf on the Memory Tree to someone whose life you wish to celebrate and
remember. The leaf will be engraved with their name and will be displayed on
the Tree for a year, after which you will have the option to donate again and
keep the leaf on the Tree, or have the leaf sent to you in a beautiful
presentation box – yours to keep forever. Each month, staff at Phyllis Tuckwell
hold a small ceremony, which you will be invited to attend, to place all
newly-named leaves on the Tree. Alternatively, if you would prefer to, you
can hang the leaf on the Tree privately and not as part of a ceremony.
The money raised by these Memory Tree leaves will all go
directly towards helping Phyllis Tuckwell provide the supportive and end of
life care which it offers to local patients and families who are living with an
advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and
carers, but as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise
over £20,000 a day to do this.
a leaf on the Memory Tree, visit shop.pth.org.uk/memory-tree,
or to find out about other ways in which you can remember a loved one visit www.pth.org.uk/inmemory.