"It's a time to remember people we love and miss"

Tree Of Light Commemorations 2017

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity invites everyone who has lost loved ones, whether they were cared for by our Hospice or not, and regardless of religion or faith, to join us at the Tree of Light commemorations and to honour and celebrate them by dedicating a Christmas light to their memory.

Christmas is a time when we particularly think of those who are no longer with us, and our Tree of Light events and Book of Honour provide a focus for families and friends to mark this in a variety of different ways.

Dedicate a light

Sponsor a light in memory of someone special and write a dedication or tribute to them to appear in our Book of Honour which will be available to view at our two Tree of Light events. The names of those included in the Book of Honour will also feature in an edition of The Bucks Herald if you wish. Everyone who dedicates a light can choose to receive a personal card of acknowledgment and an invitation to the Tree of Light ceremony.

In addition the tree outside Florence Nightingale Hospice will shine throughout the festive season and into New Year.

To sponsor a light in memory of someone, please click here to download the Tree of Light dedication form. Please note that the deadline for us to be able to put your dedication in the Book of Honour and in the Bucks Herald is 27th November, but if you still wish to donate, we will be processing forms and donations after this date.

Or call our Fundraising Team on 01296 429 975 to request a Tree of Light Form.

Come together to remember

There are two Tree of Light events: the first will take place at the Head Office of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity at Walton Lodge, Walton Street, Aylesbury, on Sunday 3rd December at 5pm.

The second Tree of Light commemoration will take place at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Castle Street, Buckingham MK18 1BS on Saturday 9th December at 4pm.

The ceremonies will be led by the Hospice Chaplain, the Rev Carole Hough, and will include festive carols, music and a selection of readings.

For more information, please call our Fundraising Team on 01296 429 975 or to request a Tree of Light Form in the post.

Parking and Arrangements for the Tree of Light Celebrations

Nearer the time we will upload a pdf with details of parking and a map for each Tree of Light event.

Virtual Tree of Light

If you miss the deadline to submit a dedication for the Tree of Light Celebrations and Book of Honour (27th November 2017), the Virtual Tree of Light allows you to make an online dedication which can be viewed on our website any time and shared with friends and family anywhere. Dedications can be added from now and throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday. Click here to fill out the form, make your donation and add a tribute to your loved one.

(NB: it is not possible for cards to be issued for these dedications nor can they be entered into the Book of Honour.)

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