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.
The Edward’s Trust Tree of Life is at
The National Memorial Arboretum,
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.
You can set up a Just Giving page in memory of someone. Go to https://www.justgiving.com/edwardstrust 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.
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.
This information will be kept secure at Edward’s Trust office.
The information will be used by the counsellors and wellbeing therapists to aid them in their support.