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.

Walton Lodge

The first Tree of Light ceremony takes place at the Head Office of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.
  • Walton Lodge, Walton Street, Aylesbury
  • Sunday 2nd December
  • 5pm


The second Tree of Light commemoration will take place at:
  • St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Castle Street, Buckingham MK18 1BS
  • Saturday 8th December
  • 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.

You do not have to register to attend the events, but if you would like to make a dedication donation in memory of a loved one, or to get more information, please call our Fundraising Team on 01296 429 975 or to request a Tree of Light Form to be sent to you in the post.

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 23rd 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.

Parking for the Walton Lodge event

Limited parking is available on site for Blue badge holders only – we ask that you call the fundraising office in advance (01296 429975) so that we are able to reserve a place for you.

Public car parks at Walton Street (HP21 7QW) and Exchange Street (HP20 1QY) will be open and are just a 5-10 minute walk away from Walton Lodge. We have also secured additional, free of charge, parking at Aylesbury High School’s Main Car Park (HP21 7XS). If you are parking and walking please arrive through our main entrance on Walton Street, unless you have a pushchair or wheelchair in which case please arrive via William Harding Close (off Walton Road).

Parking for the Buckingham Tree of Light event

Limited parking is available on site for Blue badge holders only. Please call the fundraising office in advance (01296 429975) so that we are able to reserve a place for you.

For non-blue badge holders, Buckingham University have kindly offered the use of their Hunter Street Campus Car Park free of charge. This is a short 5 minute walk from the church and there will be signs directing you to the church from here. There is also the Meadow Walk car park at Waitrose (postcode MK18 1RS) which is a pay and display car park.

To reach Hunter Street Car Park (MK19 1EG) On the A413 follow signs for Buckingham. At the Tesco roundabout take the second exit. Travel along this road for about ½ a mile and take the second left into Chandos Road (Mini Sainsburys on the corner) Continue along Chandos Road following the road round into Station Road and at the T–junction turn right into Hunter Street.

Please click here to download a pdf with details of parking and a map for each Tree of Light event.

If you miss the deadline to submit a dedication for the Tree of Light commemorations and Book of Honour (the deadline is 23rd November 2018), 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 and viewed 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 Virtual Tree of Light dedications nor can they be entered into the Books of Honour.)

Click here to see the dedications on the Virtual Tree of Light.