Charities & Support

‘Life for a Life’

‘Life for a Life’ is a totally NOT FOR PROFIT, NON-DENOMINATIONAL and NON-POLITICAL Registered Charity (no. 1096422).

Regular donations are made to various health related UK charities. These include hospices and hospitals for children and young adults suffering from cancer and other chronic illnesses.

‘Life for a Life’ is proud to announce that since its inception in 1999, it has donated substantial amounts of income back into the community.

TOTAL RAISED TO 2016 £1450326.00
Oldham NHS Trust £980420.00
Dr Kershaw's Hospice, Oldham £54232.00
Bolton Hospice, Bolton £35300.00
Rotary and Rotary Charities £29945.00
St Margaret\'s Hospice, Yeovil £30370.00
Willow Wood Hospice, Ashton £23000.00
Oldham Mayors Appeal £22256.00
St Joseph's Hospice, Liverpool/Ormskirk £24534.00
Other Small Donations £26686.00
Bury Hospice, Bury £20800.00
Children's Hospice South West, Bristol £14200.00
St John's Hospice, Lancaster £14000.00
Broughton House, Cheetham £11481.00
Dental Equipment for Hospital £10000.00
Springhill Hospice, Rochdale £9300.00
Rossendale Hospice, Rawtenstall £8800.00
Pendleside Hospice, Burnley £7800.00
Wythenshawe Heart Start Appeal £7600.00
C.L.A.W, Whitworth £6100.00
Royal British Legion, South £8050.00
S.S.A.F.A., South £8050.00
Silver Heart Foundation, Rochdale £5500.00
Warrington League of Friends £750.00
S.S.A.F.A., Oldham £6000.00
Whitworth Pool £3613.00
Derian House £8372.00
St Rocco's Hospice, Warrington £2700.00
Red Cross £3000.00
S.P.K. £2496.00
Med Equip4Kids £8469.00
Oldham Liason Ex-Services Association £3510.00
MGS Memorial £3075.00
Royal Regiment of Fusiliers £4350.00
Maccabi £850.00
Failsworth Volunteers Centre £500.00
IIC £500.00
Oldham Scottish Pipeband £1550.00
Medlock Bridge Health Club/Ang £150.00
WRVS, Rochdale £500.00
Royal British Legion, Oldham £11390.00
Friends of Jewish Ex-Servicemen £1250.00
Manchester Cathedral £2450.00
Other Gift in Kind £7651.00
ABF Soldiers Charity £2600.00
AONB Bowland £2100.00
Rochdale Gallipoli £2000.00
Sholver Community Hub £1700.00
Polish Armed Forces Association £1546.00
St Gemma's Hospice £1200.00
Movember £1100.00
Children In Need £1000.00
Polish Ex Combatants £950.00
Katherine House Hospice £900.00
Above & Beyond St Michael's Hospital £800.00
Bowland Mountain Rescue £780.00
207 Field Hospital £650.00
Macmillan Cancer Relief £500.00
Children of Chenobyl £450.00
Wildlife Trust £250.00
British Heart Foundation £250.00

These figures are monetary donations and are to be considered separately from the donations made under the heading of improvements to the environment which are carried out in order to generate the charitable donations made quarterly many Health related Charities.

In 2006 ‘Life for a Life’ Memorial Forest were faced with the cost of installing security cameras and replacing memorial trees that had been vandalised at our Marklands Reservoir Memorial Forest. This cost to the Charity totalled £25,000. This expenditure was required so as to continue planting memorial trees at Marklands Reservoir, which subsequently enabled us to support Bolton Hospice and give them further monetary donations.

Please note that we do try to update this donation list as often as we can.

Improving the Environment

Photo of some flowers

What better way to help the environment for the benefit of all than to plant a tree and at the same time, generate funds that will positively help and assist those people less fortunate than ourselves.

The vast majority of funds go towards helping people end their days in comfort and with absolute dignity.

‘Life for a Life’ does not only make a significant monetary contribution back into the community but also improves and maintains the quality of the natural environment.

Officially registered Environmental Body with ENTRUST (Government authority) and The Tree Council.

In many instances where the charity has refurbished/reclaimed land, there is ample evidence of an increase in wildlife activity.

There is no downside to the charity’s work. Everyone in the community benefits regardless of whether they have suffered bereavement or have planted a tree.

Calf Lane, Mosley £5000.00
Wythenshawe Park £15000.00
Thatch Leach Lane, Whitefield £11000.00
Nut Bank, Higher Blackely £12000.00

What does the charity do with the other 20%?

The ‘Life for a Life’ charity employs only 4 full-time employees. Skilled staff organise every detail needed in preparation for the planting of each memorial tree.

Each client is dealt with on an individual basis throughout the whole of the process, with ‘one to one’ personal attention from start to finish.

‘Life for a Life’ funds the ongoing maintenance on all sites — new, old and future. This provides cost savings to our partners who have graciously donated the land.

Funds provide ‘Life for a life’s’ grounds keeping staff with modern machinery which requires maintenance and replacement on an ongoing basis.

All trees are guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years against failure, disease or any other hazard.

Future Donations

As of January 2012 all future donations made by ‘Life for a Life’ Memorial Forests will be decided by the trustees on a quarterly basis. Beneficiaries will apply for funding through an application process to help us improve our donation transparency as a Charity. Each application will require a full comprehensive report on how the donation will be spent giving the Charity and our clients confidence that the donations are going to worthy causes.

If you would like to apply for a donation, please fill out an application form and return it to us.