Remembering someone special

At Hospice in the Weald, we want to make sure you can continue to celebrate the life of your loved one. 

We have lots of different ways to help you remember loved ones, all of which ensure others within our community suffering with a terminal illness can receive the same level of outstanding care, now and in the future, completely free of charge.

Donate to Hospice in the Weald in lieu of flowers at a funeral or memorial service

You may want to ask your family and friends to donate to Hospice in the Weald instead of flowers at a funeral or memorial service. We can provide you with our collection pots or donation envelopes. Contact Kathryn on 01892 820 496 or kathryn.cracknell@hospiceintheweald.org.uk for more information.

Alternatively, you may wish to speak with your Funeral Director who will be able to accept cheques and cash donations on our behalf.  We usually receive these 4-6 weeks after the funeral and will send you an acknowledgement to notify and thank you for the total amount raised in your loved one’s memory.


Give a regular gift in their memory

You could choose to support us by making a regular donation in memory of someone either monthly, quarterly or annually. Many supporters do this to remember an anniversary or birthday of someone special. Please click here to set up a regular gift, or if you have any questions, please contact Joe Waller on 01892 820 491 or joe.waller@hospiceintheweald.org.uk


Memory Orchard

You might like to remember your loved one with a lasting tribute in the Memory Orchard in the beautiful Hospice gardens. Our stunning Memory Orchard tree sculpture has copper leaves which are engraved with the name of your loved one and a personal inscription. Over time, the copper will age with Verdigris, to form a leaf that is as unique as the person you are remembering.

For a suggested donation of £120, your leaf will hang on the tree for a year before you have the option to renew it for another year, or have it sent home to you in a special presentation box. Every leaf engraved with the name of someone special will not only create a unique personal tribute but will also support current patients and their families make the most of precious moments together.

For more information on the Memory Orchard, please contact Aimee on 01892 820 547 or aimee.frost@hospiceintheweald.org.uk


Light up a Life


At Christmas, we want you to be able to cherish the wonderful memories you have of your loved ones at this special time of year. Every year in December we hold our Light up a Life service, led by the Chaplains to reflect and remember those who are no longer with us. Light up a Life provides the opportunity for you to dedicate a Star for someone you have lost, on our special Christmas tree as well as light a candle in remembrance of your special person to light up their life and celebrate our memories together.

Light up a Life 2020 – this year, we held an online service on the 5th December at 5:30pm on our website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. You can view the online service here throughout the festive period, or alternatively contact Elisha on 01892 820 507 or elisha.bass@hospiceintheweald.org.uk.