A tree for every life lost during the pandemic

Supporting those who have lost a loved one to Covid in Bedfordshire, by helping them plant a tree so their memory becomes a treasure.

Supported by community organisations across Bedfordshire

Cherish the memory of those passed by

Losing a loved one is one of life’s hardest experiences. During COVID, many families and friends could not be close or say goodbye to their loved ones, which has made the grieving process even more difficult.

The Peace Garden Initiative is about supporting everyone through the bereavement process by planting a tree in memory of a loved one so their legacy is not forgotten. It is also about supporting families cope with the trauma caused by Covid-19 through people coming together with others that have lost loved ones and positively giving back to the local environment. Since the pandemic started, 646 lives have been lost to date in Luton as result of Covid-19. The expectation is this number will continue to increase.

The plan is to start planting trees from December 2021 at a local park and subsequently early part of next year at other parks around the town. The approximate cost for planting a tree is £50. Families and friends who wish to be involved in planting a tree can leave their details below and our team will be in touch. Whether you have lost a loved one or not, all donations are welcome.

The following organisation are supporting this initiative: Luton Council of Faiths, Luton Councils of Mosques, Luton Borough Council, Churches Together in Luton, Sunni Council of Mosques, Grassroots, Discover Islam Luton, Raise Up Foundation, Community Interest Luton and iCare.

Donate today

You can contribute to a tree in the Peace Gardens on our Justgiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Peacegarden

If you wish to be involved in planting a tree of a loved one please complete this form:

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