The Birmingham & Solihull Group have planted an 'MND Tree' for all those who have lost somebody to MND and hope that one day this disease will be cured. A memorial in the form of a beautiful living, growing, thing that is both permanent and pleasant to visit and a symbol of hope for, “A World Free of MND."
Birmingham City Council’s Parks Department planted the MND Tree in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham on ‘Remembrance Day” 2016.
The location of the tree can be found by entering “MND Memorial Tree”
in Goggle Maps or ‘copy & paste’:
We would now like to erect an accompanying dedication and information plaque. Anybody who would like to contribute, perhaps in the name of a loved one, may do so here.
As the tree matures and comes into full bloom [probably May/June 2018/19] a ‘dedication ceremony’ will be organised with an appropriate personage to conduct the dedication.
There are now permanent web pages for the MND Tree as a memorial to those lost - but as a living, growing thing - a symbol of hope for the future:
For those lost; you may wish to sign a permanent ‘Book of Remembrance’ or light a 'virtual candle' . . . and, for those people living with MND today and tomorrow, ‘Ribbons of Hope.’ All donations made to the MND Tree via its new permanent web site will go to fund research into MND – thus representing that hope for the future, that one day, we will see, "A World Free of MND."
While this is in essence a local project, Cannon Hill Park is open to everybody and we would like everybody touched by MND to have a choice about participating. By donating towards the MND Tree families and friends may feel 'ownership' of the tree . . . and what it represents.
Cannon Hill Park and the MND Tree are in the heart of Birmingham, at the heart of the country.
[The variety of tree the Birmingham & Solihull have chosen is Davidia Involucrata also known as the ‘Handkerchief Tree’]