Remembering someone special
Hospice in the Weald wants to help you continue to celebrate the life of a loved one after they have died.
Remembering them with Hospice in the Weald also helps ensure that our care will always be available free of charge for those who need it. We rely on our community to help us raise over £7 million each and every year to continue to provide our vital services to patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers.
There are lots of different ways you may choose to remember your loved one whilst supporting Hospice in the Weald:
Donate 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 Chiara on 01892 820 533 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
You could choose 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. To set up regular giving or if you have any questions, please contact Joe Waller on 01892 820533 or email@example.com
You might like to remember your loved one with a lasting tribute in the Memory Orchard in the beautiful Hospice gardens. Our stunning new in-memory 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. The leaves will hang on the tree for a year before you take it home, for a suggested donation of £120. 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.
Forget Me Not
Our Forget Me Not appeal gives you the opportunity to dedicate a beautiful ceramic Forget Me Not flower, made by our Hospice community of patients, families, staff, volunteers and supporters, in memory of your loved one.
Your loved one’s name will be added to our special Forget Me Not tribute board, which stands in our garden all year.
In summer, flowers are displayed in three stunning locations including Dunorlan Park and Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, with Ceremonies of Dedication being held every year in July.
After the ceremonies, you can take your flower home for a suggested minimum donation of £25.
Our Remembrance events are a very poignant way for families and friends to support Hospice in the Weald and remember a loved one.
You can see some of our supporter favourites for remembering loved ones below, or to view all our current events, please click here.
Our annual 8-mile Moonlight Walk takes place on a warm summer evening in June, beginning at The Vine Gardens in Sevenoaks. You’ll head off on our picturesque trail through Knole Park, wandering along the winding paths and taking in the majestic surroundings before heading into the heart of Sevenoaks town. Write your loved one’s name or a dedication message on one of our special stars and pin it to your Moonlight Walk t-shirt. When you return to The Vine Gardens, add your star to our Memory Wall and light a candle as you cherish precious memories and celebrate the life of your loved one.
Brand-new for 2019, our Starlight Stroll is a 6 mile sponsored walk starting from the Hospice itself on a mild October night. You’ll make your way toward the beautiful Dunorlan Park, illuminating the way with your very own Hospice lantern and thinking of your loved one with every step. Stroll alongside the glistening lake under the star filled night’s sky, before making your way back to the Hospice, reflecting and remembering all those special 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 that you will want to cherish memories of your loved ones. Join us at Hospice in the Weald in December for Light up a Life, our annual celebration of the lives of loved ones no longer with us. See our stunning Christmas tree, decorated with stars dedicated to your loved ones, before a beautiful ceremony held outside. It is a chance to join others in remembrance and light a candle in their memory. There is no need to book to come to the Light up a Life service; you can just turn up on the night.