Bletchley Park Lodge Donates £1,500 to Tree of Life at Willen Hospice

Carolyn Green, the Community fundraiser for Willen Hospice, is pictured receiving a cheque for £1,500 from Rob Marston on behalf of Bletchley Park Lodge.

The money has been raised over the past year by a number of raffles and events held at the Lodge while Rob has been its Master. Rob chose Willen as his charity of the year following their exceptional support and treatment of his late wife in the final stages of her struggle with cancer.

They are pictured standing 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 from Great Horwood, 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 him to extend her thanks to the members of Bletchley Park Lodge.