Remembering your loved one

Remembering and celebrating the life of your loved one is important. Here are a few ideas about how you might do that.

Tree of Life

Edward’s Trust has a ‘Tree of Life’ in the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. If you have used Edward’s Trust, you may want to buy a ‘Leaf for a Life.’  The leaf will be inscribed with the name of your loved one, and hung in our garden at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, where you can visit for quiet contemplation.  It is a special place to visit and celebrate the life of the one you love. 

Our leaves cost £25. If you would like a leaf on our tree, please get in touch at or fill in this form and send it to us.

The Edward’s Trust Tree of Life is at 

The National Memorial Arboretum,

Croxall Rd,

Burton-on-Trent, DE13 7AR

Host a celebration event

 Many of the families who have received support from Edward’s Trust like to ‘give back’ at the same time as holding an event in memory and celebration of their loved one. Some hold birthday parties on their loved ones birthday, other do something that is distinctive to the one they have lost, for example a motorbike rally ending at a pub for a quiz, going to a place they they went together… or…

If you want any ideas or would like our logo to include on your invites or would like us to do the poster/invite design for you then do get in touch.

Digital ways to remember

One of the advantages of having a digital way of remembering is that friends and family can engage with this, take a moment and share memories wherever they are the in the world.


For families who are being, or who have been supported by Edward’s Trust we have a special dedication page when you can post the name, photo and a few words about your loved one. 


We are working with Much Loved charity so you can set up a Much Loved tribute page. It’s a great way for family and friends to have an opportunity to ‘take a moment’ to remember and reflect and see the difference that person made to the lives of others. 

Just Giving

You can set up a Just Giving page in memory of someone. Go to select ‘Fundraise for us’. Follow the instructions to either log on, or register, then select ‘Remembering Someone’ on the “What are you doing?” page. It’s a great way for family and friends to have an opportunity to ‘take a moment’ to remember and reflect and see the difference that person made to the lives of others. 


How do others remember?

Here our some of our young people talking about how they remember their loved ones.

Remembrance Time

Every December we hold a Remembrance Time for parents to remember particularly the child or children who they have loved and lost. 

Usually this is a live event but in 2020, due to the pandemic, we pre-recorded it and met remotely for a Virtual Remembrance Time. You can watch it here.


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