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Memory Tree

Dedicate a leaf to your loved one

The Sobell House Memory Tree is a beautifully designed artwork, which has been installed at the Hospice. You are invited to dedicate a leaf on the tree to your loved one. Each leaf on the tree is packed full of love, experiences and memories.

By purchasing a leaf and supporting Sobell House you will help us to ensure that our patients can live life to the fullest, and in doing so you’ll be enabling other local families to create new memories to cherish. You can dedicate a leaf in memory of anyone special to you, even if they were not cared for by Sobell House Hospice.

The Memory Tree is located in a bright and peaceful space in the Hospice, near the charity office. Once coronavirus visiting restrictions are lifted you will be very welcome to pop in whenever you’re passing to visit it. You can sit with a tea or coffee, or just take a quiet moment out of your day to pause and reflect on all the lovely memories you shared.

Making a dedication in memory of a loved one is easy to do

In exchange for your leaf we ask you to make a donation to help support other families who need our care. There are four types of dedications on the Memory Tree to choose from:

– Bronze Leaf £100
– Silver Leaf £200
– Gold Leaf £300
– Cow Parsley Flower £500 (only 3 remaining)

Your leaf or flower will be engraved with a message of your choice, and will stay on our Memory Tree for a year, after which you will be offered the chance to renew it or have it returned to you as a keepsake.

See the Memory Tree being created

The Sobell House Memory Tree was installed in October 2020 and we made this timelapse video of the installation. We hope you like it as much as we do.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the Memory Tree located?

The Memory Tree is located in the new extension of Sobell House. Enter using the new entrance opposite the Golf Club (signposted ‘Sobell House Outpatients’ and ‘Lymphoedema’). Upon entering, go up the stairs to your right and the Memory Tree can be found in front of you. It’s located in a beautiful bright space, with a comfortable seating area to the left of it which overlooks the golf club. The charity office is just around the corner, and you’ll be welcome to pop in to say hi, or to ask us if you need anything (like a cuppa!). Please note that due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions visiting is not possible at the moment.

How long can my dedication message be?
Your message can be 26 characters, excluding spaces, if you choose to add a Gold, Silver or Bronze leaf. Your message can be 50 characters, excluding spaces, if you choose to add a Cow Parsley Flower.
How long will it take for my dedication to be added?
It will take 2-3 weeks for your dedication to be added to the Memory Tree. Your dedication message will be sent to our specialist engraver to add to your leaf or flower, and will be added to the Memory Tree as soon as we receive it here at Sobell House.
Will you tell me when my dedication is on the Memory Tree?
We will send you an email to let you know as soon as your dedication has been installed on the Memory Tree. In addition we will send a photo of your dedication by post.
How long will my dedication stay on the Memory Tree?
Your dedication will remain on the Memory Tree for 1 year following its installation. At this point you can choose to either renew your leaf, or we can return it to you for you to keep. We will get in touch closer to the renewal date to ask what you would like to do.
Contact us
If you would like to talk to someone from the Sobell House charity team about the Memory Tree, please get in touch.