Dedicate a leaf on our Giving Tree in memory of someone special. With their name engraved on a bronze, silver or gold leaf, it will act as a lasting tribute.
Dedicate a leaf
The St John’s Giving Tree is a hand carved metalwork sculpture with branches full of gold, silver and bronze leaves engraved with the names of loved ones and those who have made a difference in our lives. The tree is located in the entrance hall of the hospice ensuring that all patients, relatives, visitors and staff can visit it at any time.
By dedicating a leaf on the tree you will not only make a lasting tribute to your loved one, but you will also enable us to support more patients and their loved ones at a difficult time.
You can choose from a range of three leaves to be engraved with your loved ones name:
A £500 donation would provide you with a bronze leaf on the tree for a year.
A £1,000 donation would provide you with a silver leaf on the tree for two years.
A £2,500 donation would provide you with a gold leaf on the tree for five years.
How to request an engraved leaf
1. Choose your leaf
You can choose to have a bronze, silver or gold leaf engraved with your loved ones name. Please refer to the cost of each leaf above and to the period of time each of the leaves will remain on the tree.
Please note that once the leaf has been on the tree for the stated time period, we will contact you to ask if you would like this to be renewed. If not we will happily return the leaf to you in order to be cherished at home.
2. Choose your payment method
We can accept a one-time payment via our website, by cheque, card, cash, or bank transfer. We can also arrange for a monthly direct debit to be set up to pay for the leaf in installments. Lastly, you can set up a tribute page via Muchloved or JustGiving in your loved ones name to fundraise for the leaf.
Please note that once the leaf has been ordered it can take up to two weeks to be completed. After which time you will be invited to visit the hospice with your family and friends to hang the leaf on the tree. If you cannot or do not wish to come in, we can of course arrange to hang this for you and send photos.
“You will never understand how blessed we felt being in this hospice and it being where our Mum was in her final days. We are forever grateful for your support and dedicating this leaf in her memory is just a small token of our appreciation.”