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.
To dedicate a leaf or rock on the Memory Tree please complete the form below.
*Please note that a limited number of leaves, large leaves and rocks are available on the St Elizabeth Hospice Memory Tree. In the event that the tree is full at the time of your application, your leaf, large leaf or rock will be added when the next space becomes available. You will be notified in this event.