Dedicate a leaf on new Memory Tree to remember the life of someone special

From left: Elizabeth Peddie and Shanti Fernandez of the Hospice at Home and artist Claudia Ashley-Brown
From left: Elizabeth Peddie and Shanti Fernandez of the Hospice at Home and artist Claudia Ashley-Brown
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A sculptured Memory Tree, created by Hemel Hempstead artist Claudia Ashley-Brown has been installed at Peace Hospice Care to represent and remember loved ones.

The artwork is adorned with 365 gold, silver and copper coloured leaves which can be inscribed with the name of loved ones as a permanent tribute to their lives.

Dedicating a leaf helps raise funds for the Peace Hospice Care, based in Watford, and provides a visual memory in the hospice reception area.

Claudia is also known for her 2ft-high sculpted Perspex angels in St Albans Cathedral representing the six stages of bereavement.

Claudia said: “I am in touch with the fact that physical art moves people. The 365 leaves represent remembering loved ones 365 days of the year.”

Fundraising director Ropinder Gill said: “Our Memory Tree is a beautiful visual memorial for the wider community. By dedicating a leaf you can also help raise funds to help other families when they need us most.

For more information, see www.peacehospicecare.org.uk/