Mark Reed's Tree of Life sculpture will raise funds for the League of Friends in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust and provide a place of calm contemplation in the Tree of Life Memorial Garden 

Norfolk-based artist Mark Reed was commissioned to create the 4.5m/ 15 ' x 4.9m/ 16.5' monumental Tree of Life sculpture by the Kings Lynn Hospital's League of Friends. The stunning sculpture features over 2,000 coloured and shimmering leaves that can be engraved with personal messages and memories, thus raising funds for The League of Friends.  A permanent installation, the tree is sculpted from stainless steel and will be both a place for commemoration and a space for quiet reflection and even joy amongst our most difficult days.

 If you would like to have one of the leaves on the Tree of Life at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital engraved with your own personal message, please contact lydia.radford@qehkl.nhs.uk or call on 01553 613309.

Mark has personal connections to the hospital, as he lost his father from cancer at the QEH but also wanted the sculpture to reflect the joy and celebration of life that is experienced too, as his first son Oscar was born there 18 years ago.

Many people have asked if we could make a leaf with a personal engraving which to celebrate a life lived, a birth, an anniversary, a marriage or anything in our rich lives. As Mark has lost both his father and sister-in-law to cancer we would like to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support who were invaluable and amazing in their help. The tree is situated next the Macmillan Centre in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn and Mark is delighted to hear from Heike Schaefer ( End of Life Care Educator), without whom this sculpture would never have been made), that it is being used every day for NHS front line staff to sit under, patients and relatives to relax and child patients at the hospital love to seek out the elements, ( faces, caterpillars and much more) in the branches.   

So we'd love to offer on this site a leaf with the same colourful patination that can be hung in your home or garden as a remembrance or celebration of a special event with proceeds to the Macmillan Cancer Support. 

To view Mark's complete portfolio, click on his signature at the top of the page.