A tree alive with memories

Our beautiful Memory Tree takes pride of place in the reception area at St Giles in Whittington, Lichfield, and is a source of comfort and place of remembrance for many. The tree is made up of 450 brass leaves that can be engraved with the name of a loved one.

When Alan King’s wife Liz passed away at St Giles in 2015, aged just 57, Alan raised an incredible £17,500 in her memory. He also chose to dedicate a leaf on the Memory Tree to Liz. Alan said:

“When Liz was admitted to St Giles a weight was immediately lifted from both of us and we felt comfortable and at peace.”

“It allowed me to fully embrace this loving time with my wife whilst the clinical and physical care was looked after by kind people so much more able than I.”

“St Giles Hospice only survives through the generosity of us as individuals and I take comfort that I, and my family and friends, can contribute in a small way to enable these kind people to help others – and in doing so I feel that my Lizzie lives on through their work.”

For a suggested minimum donation of £120, or a £10 regular gift over 12 months, your leaf will be displayed on our Memory Tree for a year. At the end of this period you can either renew your leaf on the tree or we will send you the leaf in a special keepsake box.

Once your leaf has been inscribed and displayed you will be invited to the hospice to see your leaf on the tree. It does not matter if the person you’d like to commemorate in this way received care from St Giles or not.

If you would like to find out more about the Memory Tree or other ways to remember a loved one please contact Abi Mills on 01543 434 577 or email memorytree@stgileshospice.com