Remembering someone special

Your support in memory of your loved one will help ensure that Hospice in the Weald will always be available. We rely on our community to help us raise over £7 million each and every year to continue to provide our vital services, free of charge to patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers.

Donations in lieu of flowers at a funeral or memorial service

You may prefer 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 donation envelopes, by completing the simple Gift Aid declaration your family and friends can increase the value of their donation by 25%, at no extra cost to them.

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 you of the total amount raised in your loved one’s memory.

Upcoming events

Our Remembrance events are a very poignant and fitting way for families and friends to support Hospice in the Weald and remember a loved one. If you would like to sign up to an event click here or if you have any questions, please contact Michelle Winstone on michelle.winstone@hospiceintheweald.org.uk

Memory Orchard

Remember your loved one with a lasting tribute in the beautiful Hospice gardens. Today you can support families coming to terms with a devasting diagnosis as well as provide a lasting tribute for your loved one with the Memory Orchard, a stunning new in-memory installation at Hospice in the Weald. The copper leaves are engraved with the name of your loved one and a personal inscription. The leaves will be made of copper and can be gently moulded into a unique leaf shape. Also, the copper will age with Verdigris, to form a leaf that is as unique as the person you are remembering. The leaves will hang on the tree for a year, for a suggested donation of £120. Every leaf engraved with the name of someone special will not only be creating a unique personal tribute but will also support current patients and their families make the most of precious moments together.

Forget me Not

Our wonderful Forget me Not appeal gives families the opportunity to dedicate a ceramic Forget Me Not flower in memory of your loved one and take it home after the ceremonies of dedication for a suggested minimum donation of £25. Your loved one’s name will be added to our special Forget Me Not tribute board, which stands in our beautiful garden all year. Flowers will be displayed in three beautiful locations including Dunorlan Park and Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, with Ceremonies of Dedication being held the weekend of the 6th/7th July.

Moonlight Walk

Our annual Moonlight Walk takes place on a warm summer evening in June, our renowned 8 mile sponsored walk begins at The Vine Gardens, where you’ll then head off on our picturesque trail through Knole Park. Wandering along the winding paths taking in the majestic surroundings into the heart of Sevenoaks town. Write your loved one’s name or a special dedication message on one of our special stars and pin it to your Moonlight Walk t-shirt. Wear your loved ones star with pride while reminiscing all your wonderful memories, sharing stories along the way. After you return to The Vine Gardens, add your star to our Memory Wall and light a candle as you celebrate life.

Starlight Stroll

We are delighted to introduce our brand-new event for 2019, a 6 mile sponsored walk starting from the Hospice itself on an October night. Our Starlight Stroll will start at the Hospice and you’ll make your way toward the tranquil Dunorlan Park, illuminating the way with your very own Hospice lantern and thinking of your loved one every step of the way. Stroll alongside the glistening lake under the star filled night’s sky, continue through the park and as you make your way back to the Hospice, reflect and remember all those favourite moments before laying your lantern down and lighting up the labyrinth in the Hospice garden.

Light up a Life

We know that Christmas time is special and is often a time to remember loved ones no longer with us. Join Hospice in the Weald on 1st December to Light up a Life this Christmas Our annual celebration of the lives of loved ones no longer with us. A beautiful ceremony held here at the Hospice, it is a chance to join others in remembrance and light a candle in memory of your loved one. There is no need to book to come to the Light up a Life service, you can just turn up at the service. Please note it will be held outside so wrap up warm!

Regular giving

You may choose to continue to support us and make a regular donation either monthly, quarterly or annually, many supporters do this to remember an anniversary or birthday of someone special. If you have any questions, please contact the Diane Webster on 01892 820533 or diane.webster@hospiceintheweald.org.uk