All the offers of help to Flamstead residents are confidential, but some residents have written short testimonials after receiving our support for a family member or themselves, to show their appreciation.  An example is printed below, with the consent of the writer of the letter.


“Thinking of the Wish Tree Charity gives you a warm comfortable feeling. We were lucky enough to be under their care for three months recently.  It was completely unexpected when Tracy arrived on our doorstep offering help.  When we had time to think about it, we realised what a generous offer it was.  We spend a lot of time visiting hospitals and since we parted from our cars, it has been very expensive.  The Wish Tree covered this cost by organising taxis alongside the regular respite help that we needed at the time.  We have now transferred to Care Group volunteers at the recommendation of the Charity for ongoing help with transport, which is provided at a very reasonable cost.  We recommend the Wish Tree Charity to the village.  Please give it your full support, they certainly deserve it.”

“This is just a short note to say a big thanks to The Wish Tree Charity for looking out formy mother when she first came home after a long spell in hospital. She was very grateful for the help and support you arranged for her in the 3 month period after her return and
it greatly help her adapt to normal life.
My mother has lived in Flamstead for 50 years this year and along with my late father
brought up myself and my brother here.
She was leader of the Young Wives when she first arrived before joining and becoming
actively involved in the Woman’s Institute.
For a while she worked as a shop assistant in the Post Office before becoming the
Secretary at the JMI school for over 20 years.
Now she is enjoying her retirement years and although can’t get out on her own loves
living in the village.
We all think Flamstead have always been a great community and people look out for those
who are vulnerable. Your charity is a very good example of that.
Once again on behalf of my mother and myself thank you very much for all the hard work
that you and your colleagues do for the village.’

“The Wish Tree Charity stepped in to help myself and family following my hospitalisation a
few years ago. Till that point I didn’t know this amazing charity existed.
They provided care for my disabled daughter, help at home and dog walking all of which I
was unable to do.
Everyone was extremely professional, caring and supportive and nothing was too much
As I have no family locally this help was paramount to our family coping during a very
stressful time in our lives.”

“Wish Tree were tremendously supportive and provided invaluable assistance for our family
when we were going through a difficult time”

“Adequate words fail me when wishing to convey the gratitude felt last December, when
you called at my home, with the offer of help to transport me daily to the hospital so that I
could feed/visit my extremely sick husband. I do wish to thank you for your kind thoughts
and goodness during this anxious time. My sons and wider family join me in sincere
appreciation of what this has meant to my husband, myself and our sons. All good wishes
for the future and most particularly you kind endeavours for and on behalf of, the villagers
of Flamstead”.

“As the card says “thank you Wish Tree” and that is meant very much. That the charity is
there for such occasions, I think is marvellous for the village and us lucky enough to live
here. I congratulate all of you for your efforts to keep the charity going and the good work
in putting it to such good purpose.”