The Woodland Trust is the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity, working to protect, restore and create UK woodland. The Trust currently serves the in-memory market with tree and woodland dedications, as well as gifts in wills through its legacy programme, for people who wish to remember their loved ones or be remembered in a natural and meaningful way.
The Woodland Trust has recently begun to expand its in-memory range with the aim of helping people going through bereavement. The Trust’s new range of exclusive eco-friendly biodegradable urns and ash keepsake jewellery was launched at the end of April. These charitable versions of urns and keepsake jewellery will allow people to remember their loved ones while helping the environment at the same time.
Exclusively designed to feature the Woodland Trust oak leaf logo and crafted from plant matter, fibre and golden sand, the Trust’s new eco-friendly biodegradable urns can be planted with a sapling to create a lasting memorial to a loved one.
The urns are available in two sizes, with the smaller urns suitable for pets. They can be interred either straight into the ground or in a planter to move with the family. Every urn comes with its own complimentary location marker made from recycled materials.
And to help give supporters everything they need, the Woodland Trust is offering a complimentary English oak sapling with each order of a biodegradable urn that will grow and become a new home for wildlife.
If people want to keep their loved ones close by, the Woodland Trust is also offering a unique collection of sterling silver and gold-plated keepsake jewellery designed to hold a small amount of your loved one’s ashes. The range comprises pendants, cufflinks, beads and brooches – all featuring the Woodland Trust oak leaf and a discreet compartment to allow for the interment of ashes.
Coral Banks, marketing and communications manager for products at the Trust says, “We’re really proud to be the first UK charity offering these kinds of products. The links between life, death and trees are especially poignant, and being able to supply these kinds of products just made sense to us.”
As with dedications and legacies, all profits from the new products goes towards the charity’s work helping it continue to protect, restore and create woodland in the UK. Coral comments, “We hope that people who buy our urns or keepsake jewellery will feel some comfort in knowing the difference their purchase has made to UK woodland and wildlife.”
To find out more about the Woodland Trust’s new in-memory range, visit woodlandtrustshop.com/memories.
To talk to someone about any of the Woodland Trust’s in-memory offerings call the friendly team on 0330 333 3300.