Tree of Life

Remember your loved one with a beautiful & lasting tribute

Create your own tribute with a personalised, engraved leaf and a personal message on the Tree of Life, and you’ll always have a place to remember at Willen Hospice.

Our Tree of life offers you a perfect way to remember a loved one. Whether you have been supported by Willen Hospice or elsewhere, when you dedicate a leaf on our Tree of Life, you’ll be creating a special and poignant memory. Your donation will also help Willen Hospice to raise much-needed funds to continue to care for local people.

How we can help you remember someone special

The tranquil setting is the perfect place to gather for anniversaries, birthdays or any time of year.  You’ll have somewhere to come to through the years – a positive and natural environment where you can think about and share memories of loved ones.

How it works

Whilst many of the leaves are for those who have been cared for by Willen Hospice, you are welcome to order a leaf for anyone, wherever they died. Your choice of engraving can include their name, dates, messages, or quotes.

You can use the ribbon we provide or choose your own ribbon to personalise it, then hang it with family and friends, when you’re ready.

We ask for a suggested regular donation of £10 a month or a suggested one-off donation of £120 a year. The first £30 will pay for the leaf and the engraving, after that you can increase, decrease or stop your regular donation at any time. You can have the leaf on the Tree of Life for as long as you wish and we promise we will look after it for you.

Complete the order form below to get your unique leaf.

A lasting tribute to your loved one – your personalised, engraved leaf on our Tree of Life. Create your own beautiful tribute with a personal message, and you’ll always have a place to remember at Willen Hospice.

Our Tree of life offers you a perfect way to remember a loved one. Whether you have been supported by Willen Hospice or elsewhere, when you dedicate a leaf on our Tree of Life, you’ll be creating a special and poignant memory. Your donation will also help Willen Hospice to raise much-needed funds to continue to care for local people.

Your gift could pay towards physiotherapy to help patients walk again and visit the lake or support children’s bereavement sessions for young people not coping very well with the loss of someone. If you choose to donate regularly, you will be helping us to continue to care for the years and months ahead, for when people need us most.

You will always be welcome at Willen to remember your loved ones.

Our Tree of Life was handcrafted by local artist and blacksmith, Will Jones. He worked in collaboration with a local retired landscape architect, Brian Mitchell, who created the Peace Garden. The project was initially made possible thanks to funding from the Albert Hunt Trust. Recently Charterhouse Medical UK, with the help of Elite Lawn Solutions and landscape architect Phil Hewitson, have funded the development of the Peace Garden with uplighting and beautiful planting done by their fantastic staff.

To order your leaf, kindly complete the form below.
If you need any further help or have any questions, please do get in touch at leaf@willen-hospice.org.uk or call us on 01908 303074 – we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

Tree of Life Order Form

Order your leaf for the Tree of Life
Name
Choose a personalised message that you would like us to engrave on your leaf. There is a maximum of 26 characters per line, including spaces (Max 78). Three lines are available and we recommend using the first line for the name of the person you would like to remember.

Thank you for completing your details. Once you click SUBMIT below, we'll redirect you to a page where you can complete your payment.

In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.