Tribute Tree

Our two unique handmade Tribute Tree sculptures are located outside the Pilgrim Room on the first floor and on the ground floor stairwell

"...the hospice looked after my husband and the rest of the family so very well. It is my pleasure to donate to the hospice in this way..."

A sample Tribute Tree leaf (not to scale)

It offers family and friends the opportunity to commemorate the life of someone close to them and make a gift to St Christopher’s – helping us to continue to provide our specialist care for others.

Since 2006, leaves have been placed on the tree each year when families and friends have raised £1,000 or more in memory of someone that has died. The leaves are a symbol of these gifts given to help us provide our services free of charge to patients and their families.

Donations do not need to be from just one person and can come from money raised in different ways, such as taking part in an existing fundraising event, organising your own or from funeral donations.

When you have raised £1,000 you will need to request a Tribute Tree leaf. We will then have your leaf engraved with the name of your loved one or with a personalised message. This leaf is then added to the tree, remaining there for one year, and then is taken down. Some people choose to continue fundraising, ensuring their leaf can stay on the tree for  another year, or your leaf can be sent to you  to keep as a treasured memento.

Place a leaf on the Tribute Tree

If you are interested in having a leaf on our Tribute Tree, simply contact Georgie by telephoning 020 8768 4684 or emailing