The Tree of Tranquillity is a commissioned life size sculpture which has been provided by SiMBA and funded by Aidan's Elephants. The Tree bears individual leaves which can be engraved with personal messages, each one representing a forever loved and missed baby or child.
The home for the Airedale Tree of Tranquillity is in the Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Hospital, Skipton Road, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6TD. The Tree is situated in the 'Sunbeam' Baby Remembrance Garden.
The garden has been designed to be a tranquil, private space, brightened with floral displays and subtle lighting in mind. The entrance to the garden has a stunning custom designed metal gate, depicting an elephant to represent Aidan's Elephants and the Sunbeam Support Group (run by Airedale Midwives), delicate leaves represent the Tree of Tranquillity and little hand and footprints represent the children who will be remembered there. The Sunbeam Garden will be open to anyone who wishes to visit.
To request a leaf for the Airedale Tree of Tranquillity Click here. When your leaf is sent to you we will also send details of our recommended engraver who knows about the tree and the importance of the leaves, although you are welcome to take your leaf to an engraver of your choice.
Once your leaf has been engraved, please return it to SiMBA in the packaging provided. The leaves will be added to the Tree at regular intervals throughout the year and you will be be emailed a photograph of your leaf attached to Tree.
For more information on Aidan’s Elephants please click here.