On Air: STRAY FM

Harrogate Hospice's sculpture tribute for loved-ones

tree sculpture for saint michael's hospice

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 1:01am 26th April 2018. (Updated at 3:48pm 26th April 2018)

A new sculpture will pay a lasting tribute to loved-ones in Harrogate.

Saint Michael’s Tree of Life is a bespoke three dimensional structure of oak, iroko and cedar, and each leaf adorning its branches represents the life of someone special.

The community is invited to dedicate a leaf and give a regular annual or monthly gift to help Saint Michael’s continue to provide care to local people living with terminal illness.

Leaves are available in gold, silver and bronze, and each will be inscribed with the names of loved ones.

leaf on tree sculpture for saint michael's hospice

The sculpture – created and generously donated by local construction specialists Haresign Bespoke – marks Saint Michael’s 30th anniversary, and will be unveiled at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show today, as the centrepiece of a Saint Michael’s Garden of Life show garden.

After the Spring Flower Show, the tree will take root in the tranquil setting of the hospice gardens.

Saint Michael’s Chief Executive Tony Collins said:

“The Tree of Life is a universal motif found in many ancient cultures, symbolising spiritual nourishment, strength and renewal. 

"Our unique structure, created to mark the three decades of care, stands in tribute to the lives of friends and family who are no longer with us, each leaf symbolising those we continue to love.

 “Adorned with copper, silver and gold leaves this is a tree like no other.  By dedicating a leaf on our tree, not only are you creating a lasting memory celebrating the life of to a loved one or a friend, you will also be helping to sustain and grow our hospice services.

“Every single leaf purchased will help us to offer care to our patients and their families. Your donation will not only help today but means you will be part of our future, enabling us to grow and spread a canopy of care over our district.

“We are extremely grateful to Haresign Bespoke for their generosity in donating the tree and we look forward to seeing specially dedicated leaves appearing on the branches.”

People are asked to make an annual gift of £500, £250 or £150 in order to have their gold, silver or bronze leaf dedicated to a loved one. There is also an option to spread the gift across a number of regular monthly donations of £50, £25 or £15.

Leaves remain on the tree for a year, as a lasting symbol of enduring love throughout the seasons, after which people may choose to renew their support or have their leaf returned to cherish at home.

Saint Michael’s Hospice Garden of Life

The Garden of Life has been awarded gold at the iconic Harrogate Spring Flower Show thanks to the dedication and support of the local community.

Saint Michael's Hospice Garden of Life at Harrogate Spring flower show

Key elements of the design were provided and installed by local businesses Daleside Nurseries, Dragon Willow, F Bradley & Sons and Riverside Quarry, with the Tree of Life crafted and donated by Haresign Bespoke.

More news from across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Older article

Elderly man from Harrogate conned out of thousands of pounds

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: FRAUD ALERT: Elderly victims have been targeted again in fake police fraud.

Top articles

Harrogate budget: Six talking points from 2019/2020 financial plan

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Could life guards be replaced by cameras? It's just one of the discussions from last week's budget.

Brit Awards 2019: The 1975 win best British album and best group

National: The 1975 have been crowned the big winners at the Brit Awards, picking up the night’s top prizes for best British album and group — and addressing male misogyny in the industry as they did it.

Samsung unveils foldable phone and 5G version of Galaxy

World: Samsung has unveiled its first foldable smartphone - the first device of its kind from a major phone maker.

NBA stretch run: Bold predictions for the remainder of the regular season

Sport: How will the remainder of the NBA regular season unfold? Read our bold predictions then have your say on the storylines raised by voting on each topic.

Brit Awards 2019: The 1975 win best British album and best group

Showbiz: The 1975 have been crowned the big winners at the Brit Awards, picking up the night’s top prizes for best British album and group — and addressing male misogyny in the industry as they did it.

EXCLUSIVE: Emmerdale producer feels amazing to win NTA for third year running

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Yorkshire Soap was voted Best Serial Drama at the glittering National Television Awards last night.

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

Behind The Scenes: Policing rural North Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Stray FM went out on a shift with Craven's Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Can owning a pet make you live longer?

Family: Pet owners are reaping the benefits.

Popular car showroom re-locates to Thorp Arch

Business: Buying and selling new and used cars.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

"This will make my kids' Christmas"

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Stray FM and Slingsby Gin offer a little light to a family who've had a tough year just before Christmas

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

A59 CLOSED in both directions at Upper Poppleton

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: It's after an accident - emergency services are on scene

LIVE: Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire is on today today, passing through Otley, Blubberhouses, Pateley Bridge and Skipton.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Poll

Have you kept up your New Year Resolution

Trending in Yorkshire

Harrogate budget: Six talking points from 2019/2020 financial plan

Could life guards be replaced by cameras? It's just one of the discussions from last week's budget.

A59 CLOSED in both directions at Upper Poppleton

It's after an accident - emergency services are on scene

Health watchdog accuses NHS of misleading council over loss of mental health beds in Harrogate

Councillors fear patients in North Yorkshire may have to travel to the Tees Valley for treatment

Cuts to Pupils Referral Units APPROVED

It means schools such asThe Grove Academy in Harrogate face an uncertain future.

Man arrested in connection with Harrogate robbery

It follows an incident on Sunday.

More news...