Sponsor a tree

Planting a tree is a great way of making an ongoing difference to our environment. By using up carbon dioxide and replacing it with oxygen, trees help us breathe, and will do so for generations to come.  Think then, what the planting of an entire fifteen acre woodland can achieve and how it can leave a lasting legacy, especially if each tree is dedicated to a life changing moment; or in memory of a loved one; or represents the generosity of the local community in enabling a unique, highly loved and respected charity to flourish and in turn, continue to support the local community.

Willow Burn Wood offers the first opportunity of its kind in the North East for individuals and organisations to become involved in something that makes a difference every day and that will grow and grow as the years go by.  By making a contribution in support of the woodland, you will be committing to the development of a community facility, full of wildlife, in the beautiful Derwent Valley that will become an attraction to be used and loved by the local population.

What better way to play an active part in saving our environment whilst leaving an enduring tribute, than to sponsor a tree? You, and your children, and your grandchildren can watch it grow as part of the woodland knowing that it that will deliver benefits now and long into the future – for the environment and for patients and their friends and families who need the support of our Willow Burn Hospice.

Two sponsorship options are available: crab apple, rowan or bird cherry can be sponsored at £50 each, or an oak tree can be sponsored for £100.

 

Sponsor a tree today and in recognition of your sponsorship, you will receive a certificate that will detail your chosen tree species and an indication as to whereabouts in the woodland you can find your particular tree. This will be more specifically confirmed in future years as the saplings become more identifiable and access to the site becomes more available. The certificate will also record your personal message. To obtain some more up to date information about the woodland, please click here.


 

Births

Celebrate Mother Nature’s most amazing miracle, the birth of child, by sponsoring a tree for the children in your family in Willow Burn Wood. Their tree will grow as they grow, putting down roots in Derwentside, even as they fly the nest to pastures new. All the trees in Willow Burn Wood have a life expectancy of at least 100 years, so you can be assured that these trees will be here for future generations to enjoy.

“By sponsoring a tree in Willow Burn Wood for my two children, I know that I am helping to preserve and enhance the environment, not just for them, but for their children too. I have chosen a Rowan tree, as I love the idea of the tree giving protection from evil spirits.”


Suggested trees:

    • Malus Sylvestris, Crab Apple – Symbol of Love
    • Sorbus Aucuparia, Rowan or Mountain Ash – Symbol of Protection and Inspiration
    • Prunus Avium, Cherry – Symbol of Rebirth and New Awakenings

Christenings

Sponsoring a tree in Willow Burn Wood is something to enjoy while growing up and long into adulthood – a perfect gift for children that can be enjoyed by family and friends

Birthdays

Sometimes it can be really hard to find a suitable gift for the person who has everything, or when you want to celebrate reaching a special age. Sponsoring a tree in Willow Burn Wood means that you will be presenting someone special with a gift that will last a lifetime. A living gift that they will be able to enjoy year after year, and that will enable them to become part of somewhere special.

“My dad has reached an age where he really doesn’t need any more socks or handkerchiefs for his birthday! Every year I really struggle to think of a gift that will show him just how great a dad he is, but that is more than a box of chocolates. He is going to be 70 next year, and I want to get him something really special, so I will definitely be sponsoring a tree for him in Willow Burn Wood.”


Suggested trees:

        • Malus Sylvestris, Crab Apple – Symbol of Love
        • Quercus Rober, English Oak – Symbol of Wisdom, Strength and Endurance

Weddings

With many couples getting married later on in life, when they have all the gifts traditionally associated with a wedding list, people are turning more and more to gifts that help support a charity close to their heart. Sponsoring a tree in Willow Burn Wood does more than this. Not only will all proceeds from your sponsorship go directly to supporting the fabulous care provided by the staff at Willow Burn Hospice, the very act of sponsoring a tree is significant. The tree is a symbol of their enduring love for each other, and will grow in strength over time, as will their marriage.

Alternatively you could plant a tree for an anniversary. As the years have passed, your love has endured and grown stronger, just as the tree you are sponsoring. Or perhaps it is a second marriage, and you want to celebrate the new awakenings of love with a Cherry Tree.

“I wish Willow Burn Wood had been around when I got married, it would have been such a wonderful gift to give my husband to show him how much I love him. Instead I will sponsor a tree for our anniversary. It is such a positive sign of how our love has grown over time and is stronger now than ever.”


Suggested trees:

      • Quercus Rober, English Oak – Symbol of Wisdom, Strength and Endurance
      • Malus Sylvestris, Crab Apple – Symbol of Love
      • Prunus padus, Bird Cherry – Symbol of the Heart and Compassion
      • Prunus Avium, Cherry – Symbol of Rebirth and New Awakenings

Anniversaries

Mark the occasion with a tree! A celebration of life so far and a sign of a strong future.

Valentines Day

Impress the important person in your life with an unusual gift that has real meaning for everyone.

New Home

Signify a new beginning with a new tree!

Retirement

Sponsoring a tree is a great way of saying “it’s time to relax, have fun, enjoy life”

Thank You

Not just a quick message but something really meaningful – say“thank you” to someone by giving them sponsorship of a tree that will continue to grow stronger and help the environment long into the future.

What About You?

Treat yourself to a gift that will signify your stake in the future – something to be really proud of.

Celebrate Life

There are many different occasions when you may want to celebrate a life, but perhaps none are more emotional than celebrating the life of someone who is no longer with us. Sponsoring a tree in Willow Burn Wood in their memory is an enduring sign of your love for them and recognition of how important they are to you. By helping to create Willow Burn Wood, you will be creating a place to visit to bring back many happy memories, and a place to visit throughout the changing seasons, remembering the changes in our lives.

“I recently lost my uncle to cancer, and I have been looking for a way to both commemorate his life and also to mark the first anniversary of his death. I would like to plant a tree in Willow Burn Wood in his memory as I will know it will always be there, a small reminder of his life and will be somewhere that me and my family can go to visit at special times of the year.”


Suggested trees:

        • Malus Sylvestris, Crab Apple – Symbol of Love
        • Prunus padus, Bird Cherry – Symbol of the Heart and Compassion
        • Quercus Rober, English Oak – Symbol of Wisdom, Strength and Endurance

In Memory

When a loved one is lost there is little we can do to ease the pain for those left behind. Sponsoring a tree can signify many things:
a life remembered by a living thing:
“thank you” for a life well-lived:
be strong:
And a tree will be there as a lasting, growing reminder

To support Willowburn Hospice

Supporting Willow Burn Hospice will enable us to continue supporting our residents, and create a beautiful long lasting wood for everyone to enjoy.

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Supporting Willow Burn Hospice will enable us to continue supporting our residents, and create a beautiful long lasting wood for everyone to enjoy.

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