The Tree of Life
'Celebrate the life of a loved one'
Donate £15 for a leaf to be engraved with your personalised message and fixed to the Tree of Life Sculpture
You can now also purchase an additional Tree of Life leaf to keep as a symbol of remembrance at home
|Plaque acknowledging The League of Friends gift of the 'Tree of Life' sculpture
|The 'Tree of Life' in the courtyard
|Close-up of leaves seen from underneath the canopy
To take part in the leaf engraving scheme
If you would prefer a paper form sent to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01553 613309
The origins of the 'Tree of Life'
Thanks to the great generosity of the League of Friends charity, a unique tree sculpture was commissioned and gifted to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn.
Heike Schaefer was working as an end-of-life care facilitator for the Trust
and she was inspired by art installations in other
hospitals that honour life.
Heike stated, "I noticed that there was no place where relatives could retreat, celebrate the lives of their loved ones and celebrate what their lives meant to them."
The hospital has created a dedicated Tree of Life courtyard for patients, families, visitors and staff where they can sit down and enjoy its splendour.
The project was funded by League of Friends charity. The League of Friends is a registered charity (No. 207406) and since 1953, its band of volunteers have raised millions of pounds which have been spent for the hospital. They continue to buy specialist equipment and fund projects to enhance the environment and further improve patient care. Any donations to the League of Friends is greatly appreciated.
Sculpted by Mark Reed, a local artist, the tree stands at 4.6 metres tall by 4.8 metres wide and is designed to celebrate life in our community with its 2,000 stainless-steel leaves. Everyone is invited to sit on the benches surrounding the sculpture in this peaceful corner of the hospital.