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April 12th, 2017

 

This year for the first time we did something different with our office Christmas tree, and turned it into a ‘memory’ tree. Our staff and their families were invited to hang up a little card with a message for a loved one who had passed away.

DoCare's memory tree

DoCare’s memory tree

The idea worked well, and was very popular. We had messages left for parents and grandparents, and some children also wrote messages; it was very touching.

Of course, we eventually had to take the Christmas tree down, but we wanted to keep the cards that had been hung on it. And it gave us the idea to have a permanent place for people to leave a memory or a message.

So now we have a permanent ‘tree’ in the office. We are rehanging all the cards that were left on our Christmas memory tree, and are inviting staff and their families, and also clients and their families to add cards as and when they wish.

Our team have access to cards, so when a client passes away, they can invite the families to add a card to the tree. We believe in a small way this may help with the grieving process.

 

This blog was written by Una Mills, DoCare Director. If you have a relative who you think would benefit from DoCare’s services, or would like assistance yourself, please get in touch. If you are interested in a rewarding career as a support worker, we would love to hear from you – please give us a call or you can apply online.