Personalise a leaf to say thank you for the care received or to mark the birth of your child

By purchasing a leaf for the Diamond Jubilee Giving Tree you will not only have a personalised keepsake to capture a special memory but you will also be supporting Lister Maternity Unit.

The Giving Tree is located in the reception area of the Maternity Unit at Lister Hospital, where it can be enjoyed by patients, families, staff and volunteers.

You choose the special message to be engraved on your leaf. You can pick the colour too - copper, silver or gold. All the funds raised by the Giving Tree will help us to go above and beyond for parents and their babies in the Maternity Unit.

Here are just some of the projects your donation could help to fund:

• A new birthing pool for the Consultancy-Led Unit (CLU) in the maternity ward to ensure that more mothers have the choice of using a pool during labour

• Comfy reclining chairs for partners to relax and rest in whilst in hospital with their partner

• Support books for parents who lose a baby

• Rocking chairs for mothers to feed their babies comfortably

• Special play areas for our family waiting rooms

• Specialist training courses for staff so they can bring the latest knowledge to Lister.


The difference your leaf will make- a message from Victoria Barton, Specialist Midwife

"Thank you for helping us make a difference to local mothers, babies and their partners. Your Giving Tree donation will help us go above and beyond for our mothers and babies by helping us fund projects such as a new birthing pool for the CLU, comfy reclining chairs for partners, support books for parents who have lost their baby and special play areas for our family waiting rooms. Your donation really will make a lasting impact at the Maternity ward at Lister, thank you for your support"


"My husband and I are delighted to support the maternity services at the Lister. We had excellent care from the entire team, which I think saved my life and that of our beautiful baby boy." Hannah, Phil and baby Aidan

Leaf dedication options:

Copper leaf for 1 year: £10 a month or £120 one-off donation

Silver leaf for 1 year£20 a month or £240 one-off donation

Gold leaf for 1 year£30 a month or £360 one-off donation

* Please click on the links above to set up a Standing Order to pay monthly (minimum of 12 months)

If you would like to dedicate a leaf to the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity giving tree, please follow the following easy steps:

1. Choose a leaf colour – copper, silver or gold.

2. Click on one of the links above to complete a standing order form, for the leaf colour of your choice or make a one-off donation below.

3. Come and see it! We will let you know when your leaf has been placed on the tree and you are welcome to come to the Reception area of the Maternity Unit to see it. Or if you would prefer, we can send you a photo.

4. *Renew or keep? If you dedicate a leaf for one year, we will, as the end of the 12 months approaches, write and ask if you would like to keep the leaf on the tree for another year (for a further donation), or whether you would like the leaf removed from the tree and sent to you, for you to keep.

Important points to note:

1. On receipt of your order form your request will be granted subject to approval of the inscription, availability of leaves and remaining space being available on the Giving Tree.

2. East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity retains complete control over the location and dates of installation of all leaves on the Giving Tree.

3. In exceptional circumstances East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity reserves the right to relocate the Giving Tree.

4. The minimum period for a standing order is 12 months.

5. All leaves on the tree are the property of East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity until they are returned to you.

6. East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity will choose a suitable branch for your leaf.

7. Leaves will be removed once the donation period ends.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Gold Leaf

Decrease Increase £360.00

Silver Leaf

Decrease Increase £240.00

Copper Leaf

Decrease Increase £120.00