St. Francis Hospice

Tree of Life Ceremony

This Christmas, Aviva has teamed up with its charity partner, St. Francis Hospice to promote the ‘Tree of Life’ ceremony, which will be a virtual ceremony this year. The ceremony is in remembrance of people who have died while in the care of the hospice. The Tree of Life video will be launched on Thursday 10th December on and will be available for viewing throughout December.

To mark the partnership, Aviva has erected a 20ft tree in the Aviva stadium which will be in place from Wednesday 25th of November until the end of December in support of the hospice this Christmas.  

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Broadcaster and wellness advocate Síle Seoige, alongside former Irish Rugby Union player James Downey are launching this year’s Christmas appeal, calling on the public to support this worthy cause on behalf of both St. Francis Hospice and Aviva by sponsoring a light on the tree at the ceremony for just €6.

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Aviva is also donating €10 from every new home insurance policy purchased in December directly to the charity to contribute to its Christmas appeal.1

It’s been a very difficult year for all charities with many of us unable to run our usual fundraising activities. All of us at St. Francis Hospice are delighted to have a charity partner like Aviva who is willing to go the extra mile and help us raise awareness for our virtual Tree of Life ceremony this year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Aviva for its support. This ceremony means a lot to us here at St. Francis Hospice, it gives a lot of people the opportunity to remember a loved one in a safe environment alongside others who have experienced a similar loss. We hope we can continue to give people the same sense of comfort with our virtual ceremony this year.

Fintan Fagan, CEO of St. Francis Hospice

It is hugely important to us at Aviva to support a charity like St. Francis Hospice and all the wonderful work that they do. This year, we wanted to really step up and do more for our national charity partner. Christmas can be a very tough time for people who have lost loved ones. Maybe this Christmas, sponsor a light for €6 on the St. Francis Hospice Christmas Tree and together let us remember our loved ones and all those that have sadly lost their lives during 2020.

Brian O’Neill, Head of Communications, Brand and Sponsorship, Aviva Ireland

1. Acceptance criteria, terms and conditions apply. €10 donation will be made for every new home insurance policy sold from 01/12/2020 to 31/12/2020. Aviva Direct Ireland Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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