Memory Tree

Remember a loved one by leaving a lasting tribute on our memory tree.

With the generous support of Darlington Building Society we created a Memory Tree within our Inpatient Unit at the Woodlands. You are invited to leave a lasting tribute to a loved one, whether or not they were cared for by the Hospice. In return for a suggested minimum donation of £120 your engraved leaf will be added to The Memory Tree for one year. 

Kindly sponsored by

As part of Darlington Building Society’s 160th anniversary celebrations they raised funds for charities across the region they serve. In that time, they raised £35,000 for St Teresa’s Hospice which paid for a room in our Inpatient Unit to be completed and fully equipped, and allowed us to establish The Memory Tree.

To leave a lasting tribute to a loved one please complete the payment form below. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you a letter of acknowledgement and a certificate which will show how your leaf will be engraved.

The letter will also tell you when we expect your leaf to be ready to be placed on the tree. Leaves are sent to be engraved once a month. Please note it can take up to 6 weeks from receipt of an order form to the leaf being placed on the Memory Tree.

Once your leaf has been placed on the Memory Tree we will write to you and explain how you can arrange to visit the Hospice to see it. We ask that you let us know in advance that you plan to visit, and please note that this may be subject to restrictions.

Your leaf will remain on the Memory Tree for one year from the date that it is placed. After one year you will be sent a letter of renewal, at which point you can choose to donate again and leave the engraved leaf on the Memory Tree for another year, or request to have it posted to you to keep.

If you would like to have more than one leaf engraved, or if you have any queries, please contact us on 01325 254321 or at [email protected] 

Please note:

  • When selecting your leaf colour (gold, silver or bronze) please number 1 to 3, 1 being your first choice. We will do all we can to allocate your preferred colour, subject to availability.
  • Due to the size of the leaves we can engrave a name only.
  • Each leaf has space for 22 characters, including spaces.
  • Take care when typing in the form – names will be engraved EXACTLY as input.

Terms and conditions:

St Teresa’s Hospice reserves the right to approve all wording and refuse any wording that is considered unsuitable.

All leaves remain the property of St Teresa’s Hospice until you choose not to renew its place on the Memory Tree.

We reserve the right to move or re-locate the leaves and the Memory Tree, if necessary.

After one year you will be sent a letter of renewal, at which point you can choose to donate to leave the engraved leaf on the Memory Tree for another year or request to have it posted to you to keep.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By submitting this form you give St Teresa’s Hospice explicit consent to process the personal data you have provided for the purposes of your Memory Tree order. We’d also love to keep you up to date with our news, activities and how you can support us in future. You can update your communication preferences or opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time. You can do this by sending an email to [email protected] or by phone on 01325 254321. Find out how we use/look after your data by viewing our Privacy Policy