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Loving Tree 2020
This Christmas, we warmly invite you to remember your loved ones by dedicating a light to them on The Mary Potter Foundation's Loving Tree.
The Loving Tree stands at the entrance to Mary Potter Hospice, and every December we light it up as a symbol of love. A symbol of the love that burns brightly in our hearts for those who are no longer with us. A symbol of your loved one's light that continues to shine in your life.
Over the next few months, around 100 families will turn to the Hospice for end-of-life care for someone they love. Not only will a gift from your heart honour your loved one, it will also bring individual and meaningful care to one of these families this Christmas.
This will be the most beautiful gift you will give this Christmas.
If you dedicate your gift in memory of someone you love, we will add a heart with their name to our Loving Tree. You will also receive a heart for your own Christmas Tree.
To make a gift from your heart, simply click here or on the image above.
Please note some important information about this year's Loving Tree memorial event and Christmas Carols concert...
Sadly, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year we are unable to gather together for our Loving Tree memorial event or Christmas Carols concert. The event has been cancelled.
So in lieu of this cancellation, the event is going online.
This year, we are doing a special recording of the Lighting of the Loving Tree. On the evening of 2 December 2020, you will be able to see the Lighting of the Loving Tree via a special link that you will receive with the receipt from your gift. In lieu of the Christmas Carols concert, the video will include performances from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Male Voice Choir and St Peter’s Woodlands Student Choir. You can go to our website any time after 2 December 2020 to access the recording.
If you make your gift by 20 November 2020, your loved one's name will appear on the video, with the names of everyone honoured this Christmas – but you must make a gift by 20 November to have your loved one’s name included.
From 3 December 2020 until 10 January 2021, you are very welcome to visit the Loving Tree in person to see your loved one’s heart(s) on the tree.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call Morgan at the Foundation office on 08 8239 0119, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Walk for Love 2020
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to hold our annual Walk for Love event in May 2020.
In line with government policy, this cancellation was unavoidable, but we know how disappointed many people were. This day is very special to so many families and friends who gather together to Walk in honour of their loved ones who are missed every day.
The Walk for Love is our major fundraiser each year. In 2019, we had over 800 people of all age groups come together to remember their loved ones. We know what this day means to everyone who attends.
We rely on the Walk for Love to ensure we can provide Mary Potter Care to patients and families in the Hospice and in the home. Those funds are absolutely vital. Thank you so much to the many kind individuals and groups who responded to the shortfall in funding created by the Walk for Love's cancellation. Your generosity and support meant so much to us, and we are so grateful.
We really hope to see everyone again at our Walk for Love in 2021.