Bletchley Park Lodge No. 9518 in Buckinghamshire has presented Willen Hospice with a cheque for £1,500, which has been raised over the past year by a number of raffles and events held at the lodge
Carolyn Green, the Community Fundraiser for Willen Hospice, received the donation from the Master of the lodge Rob Marston in front of a new addition to the grounds of Willen Hospice, The Tree of Life. Designed and conceptualised by local artist and blacksmith Will Jones, the installation will allow family members to dedicate a leaf on the tree to a loved one and provide a place of quiet contemplation within the grounds.
The leaves, which are made of stainless steel, are individually engraved and remain on the tree for a year and can then either remain on the tree or be returned to the family as a keepsake. Carolyn commented that the tree was one of many ways of supporting the work of the hospice and asked Rob to extend her thanks to the members of Bletchley Park Lodge.
Rob chose Willen Hospice as his charity for the year following their exceptional support and treatment of his late wife in the final stages of her struggle with cancer.