Wed, December 14th, 2016
Come to Woodlands Hospice to put up an engraved leaf can be an emotional time
When families come in to Woodlands Hospice to put up an engraved leaf on our Tree of Life in memory of a loved one it can be an emotional time, and it is sometimes the first time the family have returned to the Hospice after their loss.
On one such occasion the family of Margaret Carr came in to put up their leaf. After the leaf had been placed on the tree we were taking a photo of the family in front of the tree. All of a sudden Margaret’s great grand-daughter Harleigh (aged 3) turned her back, and copied us taking a photo with her own little camera. Her totally unexpected move completely lightened the mood and brought a smile to all our faces during what was potentially a difficult and emotional time.
The family have since had a second leaf engraved for Margaret and often visit Woodlands to see the leaves and have tea and cakes or lunch in our café. They said of their visits, “it’s somewhere for family to come and say hello to Margaret”.
If you would like tolearn more about Woodlands Hospice, and the Tree of Life, please visit: http://www.woodlandshospice.org/tree-of-life or call Carole on 0151 529 4143