Aidan's Elephants has provided the funding for the first Tree of Tranquility to be placed in England, which will reside in the beautiful Sunbeam Garden (Baby Remembrance Garden), situated at Airedale Hospital NHSFT. The Tree has been commissioned via the charity SiMBA, who have provided and funded five beautiful Trees of Tranquility in Scotland. The life sized sculpture is beautifully handcrafted from recycled metals and bears individual leaves which can be engraved with personal messages, each one representing a forever loved and missed baby or child.
It is an honour to have been trusted with the memorial funds of so many little loved ones over the years, and a privilege for us to be able to put those funds towards creating something so special for a whole community of parents and their families. Thank you, so very much, to everyone who has supported us. The Tree lays within the legacies of so many treasured children, and will offer comfort to both newly bereaved families and those who sadly lost their children many, many years ago. You can find out more about Airedale's Tree of Tranquility here, and we look forward to sharing more information with you soon (including how to order your own leaf).