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Memorial Butterflies

Remember and celebrate a loved one with a beautiful butterfly in our Woodland Walk

Located in our beautiful 7.5 acre nature reserve at The Ark, these hand-crafted butterflies offer a unique and meaningful way to remember a loved one whilst raising vital funds for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.

The butterflies are designed and created by artist Paul Cox and are available in several colours for you to choose from - pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and magenta. A stainless steel tag attached to each butterfly can be engraved with an inscription as a way of celebrating and honouring someone who was very special to you.

Your butterfly will be placed in our Butterfly Woodland Walk for up to one year. After this time, you can choose to either keep your butterfly at The Ark for a modest annual donation or you can collect it to take home and put in your own garden to treasure forever.

How to dedicate a butterfly

Once your butterfly has been inscribed and added to our Butterfly Woodland Walk, we will send you a certificate along with details of how you can visit The Ark and see your butterfly. When the time comes, we will contact you to ask whether you would like to continue your support for another year or collect your butterfly to treasure at home.

Your Butterfly Memorial Tribute

Suggested donation of £500 for up to one year.
This amount can be paid in monthly or quarterly instalments if preferred.
Butterfly choice of colour:

Your inscription can be up to 20 characters long. The wording is entirely your choice, but we recomment the name of your loved one and/or a simple, loving message or relevant date. Example: "Noah  - 5/2/2014"

If you decide to keep your butterfly in the Butterfly Woodland Walk after 12 months, we would suggest an additional donation of £100.

How your butterfly will help us

Your generosity will raise vital funds for Noah's Ark and could help towards...

  • A whole family being able to enjoy a Noah’s Ark Family Day together
  • Multi-sensory toys which can play a bit part in a child’s development
  • A music therapy session for a seriously unwell child or their sibling
  • A Parents’ Group, run by our Family Link Team, where parents meet others in similar situations
  • Our Annual Memory Day for bereaved families to remember a loved one


How big will my butterfly be?

Each butterfly is 15cm by 10.5cm. The overall height including the stem is 110cm.

What will my butterfly be made out of?

The butterfly is made of stainless steel with a powder coating. They are baked in an oven which makes a durable finish and ensures they are frost proof. The colours are high quality UV stable and will not fade.

How big is the inscription tag?

The tag is 5.5cm by 5.5cm and is also made from stainless steel.

What are the stems made of?

The stems are made of 6mm forged steel with soft undulations that look very similar to the organic growth of a natural plant stem. It's finished with a bronze effect powder coat which is a metallic-effect dark brown that will disappear into natural colour pallet of the Butterfly Woodland Walk.

If you have any more questions or would like further information, please contact Bex at 020 8449 8877 or email rborrows@noahsarkhospice.org.uk