Trees of Remembrance

Mon 10 Dec - Sun 23 Dec 2018, 10am - 6pm

Your local Farmers Store and community sites

There are sometimes family and friends who can't be with us on Christmas, and our Trees of Remembrance are way to remember them during this special time of year. Visit a Tree, donate to Hospice and write a message to be hung on the tree.

Farmers have been massively generous in hosting the trees throughout all their stores and making sure 100% of the funds donated go directly to local hospice services. Trees of Remembrance can be found at:

  • Farmers Albany
  • Farmers Albany Home
  • Farmers Takapuna
  • Farmers Glenfield

While you can find our trees in Farmers you can also find them throughout Hibiscus and the North Shore at the locations below.

North Shore:

  • Westfield Albany Mall 10th —23rd  December 10am—6pm
  • Pak n’ Save Albany 10th —23rd  December 10am—6pm
  • Milford Shopping Centre 10th —23rd  December 10am—6pm
  • Glenfield ASB 10th —21st  December 10am—4pm
  • Takapuna Library 10th —23rd  December 10am—4pm
  • Devonport Ferry Terminal 17th —23rd December 8am—12pm
  • Smales Farm 18th—21st  December 9am—3pm
  • Countdown Barry’s Point Road 10th —16th  December 10am—6pm


  • Coast Plaza 14th —24th  December 10am—4pm
  • New World Orewa 10th —24th  December 10am—4pm (til 2pm only on Christmas Eve)
  • New World Whangaparaoa 10th —21st  December 10am—4pm 

Warkworth Wellsford:

  • Hospice Shop in Wellsford 10th – 14th  December 9am-4pm  
  • Harcourts Warkworth 10th – 14th  December 10am-4pm  


Can't make it to a Tree but would like to donate and leave a message?

Click here to donate and in the "Leave a comment (optional):" area write your message. This will be written on a remembrance card and hung on the Tree at Hospice.


The remembrance card

This was designed with the candle representing the "lighting up a life" and is nestled in a wreath signifying remembrance. Once you have written a message to a loved one, place it on the tree. The candles will remain there until the end of the campaign and are then removed from the tree and returned to Hospice.

The cards will be cremated allowing the smoke to float skyward and the ash from the candles will be returned to Hospice where the Chaplin will perform a blessing and prayer as the ash is sprinkled over the garden in the Hospice grounds. This gives life to the plants within the garden, allowing those who work and visit Hospice to enjoy their flowering glory all year round.

Each candle is treated with the upmost respect through its journey.


Want to donate time to the Hospice Trees of Remembrance?

If you are able to spare a couple of hours please email Vaughan or Roger with your contact details and they will get back to you to organise a suitable time and your preferred site.