- Min. Donation £495
- Min. Donation (Dovestone Indian's Head Memorial Forest)£550
The Memorial Trees that we plant have a full heath check before planting together with a full history record and must be at least 2 metres high. All trees are container grown. The four species of trees planted are trees which are indigenous to the United Kingdom.
All trees are a minimum donation of £495.00; this donation includes one of our standard green plastic plaques, the internment of one set of ashes, a certificate of plantation and an inscription into a Book of Remembrance.
Trees planted at Dovestone Indian's Head Memorial Forest are a minimum donation of £550.00. This is because all trees in this site include a specially designed gold effect plaque, the internment of one set of ashes, a certificate of plantation and an inscription into a Book of Remembrance.
The success of the charity to date is mainly contributed by word of mouth from our clients, due to the limited availability on our Memorial Forest many people are reserving memorial tree for themselves in the future.
When a client reserves a memorial tree we will arrange a date for the tree to be planted. The tree is planted so that no plot can be lost over time and the tree can establish itself in the ground. In the future ashes can be interned in to ground to the side of the tree.
When a client reserves a plot in one of our Memorial Forests we can send out a ‘letter of wishes’ form that can be passed on to the executor of the estate. This form will have all the details they will need in the future to deal with your wishes.
For further information regarding reserving a plot in one of our Memorial Forest please contact our head office on 0161 624 2299.
Corporate Copse of Trees
- Min. Donation (10 trees) £1000.00
As the ‘Life for a Life’ scheme continues to expand and develop, there continues to be an increasing interest shown by companies and other organisations requesting the planting of trees for colleagues who have either passed away, are retiring, or are celebrating other occasions and anniversaries.
For these reasons and because of the very favourable tax advantages that are now available, the decision has been made to offer a 'Corporate Copse of Trees' initiative to meet these needs.
Aimed mainly at organisations and groups, a copse of trees will be made up of a mix of indigenous species, or if specified, a copse of any single species from our published list.
These trees, although classed as 'whips', will be of substantial size and nature and are individually container grown in specially for us. Each copse of trees will be marked by a single commemorative plaque and recorded in a special Book of Remembrance/Celebration and kept in perpetuity.
A Certificate of Plantation will also be issued. These trees will grow quite rapidly to become part of a beautifully planned and organised woodland to be enjoyed by everyone in the community for many years.
The sites can be visited all year round by employees and group members, giving great pride and joy to each member of staff as they see and realise the commitment their firm or organisation has made to the community and to the environment.
There is absolutely no limit to the amount or size of the donation made to the ‘Life for a Life’ charity, and all donations are tax effective. This tax effectiveness is further enhanced by the Gift Aid scheme.
The ‘Life for a Life’ Memorial Forest scheme qualifies for corporate tax relief as outlined in: HM Revenue & Customs - Giving to Charity by Businesses.
Full details are readily available upon request from the ‘Life for a Life’ Head Office by ringing 0161 624 2299 and on the Government website address HM Revenue and Customs IR64 Giving to Charity by Businesses.
Whilst the Corporate Copse of Trees scheme is mainly aimed at corporate bodies and organisations, there is of course an opportunity for families to take part. Many requests are frequently being made by individuals for this service. Therefore interested clients are encouraged to make enquiries either by phone or letter.
Please contact our head office on 0161 624 2299 before ordering a copse
- Material Wood
- Guarantee 6 years
- Min. Donation £550
The woodland memorial bench adds to the value of the planting sites for all visitors. The benches are set in concrete with the posts set a minimum of 1m depth, on top of compacted hardcore. The seat is guaranteed for 6 years and tantalised (not painted) for extra longevity.
(Limited availability, please contact us for availability)
- Material Wood
- Guarantee 6 years
- Min. Donation £600
The picnic table is manufactured to a high standard, using good quality materials, and complying to the relevant safety standards. A special four layer protective coating affords the maximum protection against the weather.
(Limited availability, please contact us for availability)
Extras and Upgrades
All extras and upgrades are available for existing sites.
Upgraded Plaque Designs
There are two types of memorial plaque available to clients:
The standard plaque is weatherproof, tough and durable; it features your chosen inscription in white lettering on a green background. It is included free of charge with any memorial tree, memorial bench, picnic table, or corporate copse of trees.
A distinctive alternative plaque has now been designed. The plaque's brass coloured, anodised aluminium centrepiece measuring 11.5cm x 16cm is inlaid into a specially designed plinth measuring 14cm x 19cm (all measurements are approximate). The plinth is produced from a special polymer, making it long lasting and extremely durable against all types of weather conditions. With this in mind, a guarantee of five (5) years is given with this item.
The plaque centrepiece is also available in stainless steel for increased durability. This is offered at a minimum donation of £90.00.
This new style of memorial plaque replaces the original brass plaque previously detailed/illustrated in the charity's literature. It is the policy of the organisation to continually seek and develop new and durable products that benefit clients and add to the quality image of the services offered by the charity.
An additional donation of not less than £75.00 is required for the distinctive plaque, and an additional donation of not less than £90.00 is required for the distinctive plaque with the stainless steel centre piece.
Book of Rememberance
Every Memorial Tree that is planted in one of our Memorial Forests is recorded and will appear in one of our beautiful leather bound ‘Books of Remembrance’.
To reduce the Charity’s costs we have re-located most of the ‘Books of Remembrances’ to the ‘Life for a Life’ Head office in Chadderton. Copies of the books have been produced for memorial Trees that have previously been planted and will be available to be viewed at the original location i.e. Bolton Hospice etc. (Please note that the copies will NOT be updated)
All future entries will be entered into the original “Books of Remembrance” which are now located and on display at the ‘Life for a Life’ Head Office situated at the Woodland Suite, Chadderton Court, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 9LB. You will be informed of any alternatives to this arrangement, if applicable, on the day of your Memorial Tree planting.
All inscriptions will be available to be viewed online in an interactive e-Book on Book of Memory. The ‘Books of Remembrance’ are updated on average every 8-12 weeks. These inscriptions are then scanned and uploaded for you to view online in the comfort of your own home.
As ‘Books of Remembrance’ become full the pages will be copied is a special way and then placed in the Archives Department of a local Cathedral in perpetuity to allow family members to trace back generation upon generation the date ,place and species of tree planted.
For help or further confirmation of the location of your inscription please contact the ‘Life for a Life’ office on 016 1 624 2299.
(Please note that the locations of the ‘Books of Remembrance’ for trees planted in our South-West of England Memorial Forests will not change.)
- Min. Donation (hand-written entry) £20
- Min. Donation (handwritten entry + photograph of loved one) £30
The ‘Life for a Life’ Books of Remembrance are a beautiful and special way to record the planting of a memorial tree. These books are available to view in many peaceful locations around the UK, however, you may wish for a more personal record to keep at home or in another safe place. With this in mind, ‘Life for a Life’ now introduces the ‘Life for a Life’ Memorial Keepsake, a stunning reminder of the day a very special memorial tree was planted in tribute to a cherished member of your family.
Each precious Memorial Keepsake is embossed in gold with the ‘Life for a Life’ emblem and measures 19cm x 13cm (approx). Inside, clients will take pleasure in viewing a beautiful black and white photograph of their chosen planting site. At the heart of the Memorial Keepsake is a copy of the inscription taken from the original book of remembrance. Hand written by our skilled calligrapher in extremely beautiful gothic copper plate handwriting, this makes the Memorial Keepsake an item that will become a family treasure for many years to come.
Memorial Keepsake with handwritten entry. Minimum donation of £20.00.
Also available is the opportunity to include a reproduction of a photograph of your loved one with the Memorial Keepsake as a more personal reminder. The minimum donation stated is inclusive of protective sleeve, postage and packaging Memorial Keepsake with handwritten entry and photograph of your loved one. Minimum donation of £30.00.
Certificate of Plantation
- Min. Donation £35
- Postage & Packaging (Special Delivery) £5.75
- Additional Copies (Unframed) £2.50 inc. P&P
Copies of the ‘Certificate of Plantation’ are now available to all clients professionally mounted in a solid wood frame, complete with non-reflective glass. This beautiful item is an additional extra at a minimum donation of £35.00 + postage and packaging of £5.75 (special delivery).
Additional copies of the Certificate are also available unframed at a cost of £2.50 inclusive of postage and packaging.
Remembering Grandma or Remembering Grandad Booklet
- Min. Donation £5.50
- Postage & Packaging Included
This lovely illustrated and recently revised publication is now available. The booklet proved to be of enormous help to children that are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. The booklet explains to very young children in a way that they can understand.
Each of the illustrations and the wording has been approved by a qualified Psychologist and Educationalists.
The booklet comes complete with a beautifully designed metal lapel badge 'Friends of the Forests'.
A donation of not less than £5.50 is required for the booklet, which includes postage and packaging.
Internment of Additional Ashes
Once a ‘Life for a Life’ memorial tree has been planted in any of one of the ‘Life for a Life’ Memorial Forests planting sites, additional ashes of any members of the family can be interred at any time.
For this service there is a minimum charitable donation of not less than £75.00 plus the cost of the chosen new plaque.
The plaque will have the names of all the clients’ ashes that have been interred and a new “certificate of plantation” issued indicating the date and names of the deceased who’s ashes have been placed under the memorial tree.