St Elizabeth Hospice Memory Tree
St Elizabeth Hospice invites you to dedicate a leaf or decorative rock on our Memory Tree to a loved one. Our Memory Tree is made of a hand carved bronze trunk and branches, solid brass, aluminium and copper leaves with decorative cast bronze rocks. The leaves and rocks are engraved with the name of loved ones who have died, making a poignant focal point within the Hospice, symbolising the many precious memories of people like you.
One of the first people to dedicate a leaf on the Memory Tree was Julie Hicks and her family who had a leaf engraved in-memory of her brother Steven Govender, who died in the Hospice in September 2010, aged 53.
Mrs Hicks, of Creeting St Mary, said: "I think the Memory Tree is beautiful. Stevie gained so much from the superb care of the Hospice – in fact we all did – so it was important for us to have his name up there. It means a lot to us and it is a place where we can go and reflect and remember him."
The Memory Tree is situated at the Hospice in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, on the wall by Reflections. Reflections is a tranquil place which is available to patients, families and staff for quiet thought, meditation, prayer or conversation and contains books and resources representing a range of faiths.
The name of the person you are remembering will be engraved on a solid brass, aluminium or copper leaf or bronze rock and displayed on our Memory Tree.
At the end of the display period you will be given the option to renew the leaf or rock you have dedicated or have it returned for you to keep.
To dedicate a leaf or rock on the Memory Tree please complete the form below or to talk to us about longer display options please contact the fundraising team on 01473 723600.
Some people like to open a St Elizabeth Tribute Fund at the same time as making their Memory Tree dedication. The fund is set up in the name of the person who has died and can be set up online in a few simple steps. Click here to find out more about Tribute Funds
To dedicate a leaf or rock on the Memory Tree please complete the form below.
Each leaf or rock can commemorate one individual. The name engraved on your leaf or rock will appear exactly as you write it here, please carefully check spellings.
Gift Aid it
Gift Aid your donation at no extra cost to you and we can claim from the Inland Revenue an extra 25 pence for every £1 that you donate.
To qualify for the Gift Aid scheme what you pay in income or capital gains tax must be at least equal to the amount we will claim back in the tax year.
Your details are held in accordance with the Data Protection Act and we promise not to pass your details to any third parties.
Terms & conditions
- Each leaf or rock will be engraved with one name only; we cannot accept multiple names or in-memory type messages.
- A limited number of leaves, large leaves and rocks are available on the St Elizabeth Hospice Memory Tree. In the event the tree is full at the time your form is received your leaf will be added when the next space becomes available. You will be notified in this event.
- At the end of the period you will be contacted by the Hospice income generation team and offered the opportunity to renew the leaf or rock you have dedicated for a further twelve month period. If you do not wish to renew your dedication, your leaf or rock will be returned to you for you to keep. The period begins when your leaf is first displayed.
- In exceptional circumstances St Elizabeth Hospice reserves the right to move or relocate the Memory Tree to another appropriate site within the Hospice premises.