About our logo
The leaf of our logo is a golden ash. Maggie Blanks, the charity's founder, had planted a golden ash in memory of her husband Alan, after his death from pancreatic cancer.
When it came to setting up the charity, a friend suggested using the leaf of the memorial tree as the logo. Research also showed that in the past, the ash tree had links with health. Before the coming of Christianity, the people of Scandinavia worshipped the ash as a sacred tree, and symbol of the life-force. The ash was also thought to have medicinal as well as mystical properties. It was believed that if a sick child was passed through the cleft of an ash tree, it would be cured.
This seemed a good omen - and another reason to have the golden ash leaf as the charity's logo.