The Memory Tree
A tree is a symbol of life. It can also be a living memorial and a comfort to those who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Alfred James Funeral Directors, in partnership with Trees For Life, is proud of the Memory Tree program which was established in 1991.
Since then the Memory Tree program has helped to revegetate thousands of hectares in state national parks in Cobbler Creek and O’Halloran Hill and more recently on the land surrounding the animal habitats at Monarto Zoological Park.
Trees For Life members plant native Memory Trees to improve wildlife habitat and air quality and to reduce erosion and salinity.
The trees are donated by Alfred James and once planted a certificate enclosed in a special folder is presented to the bereaved along with information about the Memory Trees and about Monarto Zoological Park.
Additional Memory Trees can be purchased by our clients and also by people who have not used Alfred James for their loved one’s funeral.
Trees for Life & Monarto Zoo
Trees For Life Incorporated is a community of people working to revegetate South Australia and conserve its remnant vegetation. The organisation has 10,000 members including around 3,000 volunteers. Its focus is on achieving effective on ground results.
Alfred James became a sponsor of Trees for Life in 1991 in conjunction with the launching of our Memory Tree program which has helped to re vegetate thousands of hectares in South Australia.
In 2001 the Alfred James partnership with Trees For Life won the South Australian Medium Business Category in the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships.
Adelaide Youth Orchestras
The Adelaide Youth Orchestras Inc. selects the most gifted young musicians of South Australia aged between eight and 24 years through a rigorous annual audition program. Once through these talented young people are given the opportunity to flourish in a vibrant and exciting musical environment, developing orchestral, musical and team skills with their peers. Their hard work culminates in between 10 and 15 inspirational orchestral performances each year.
Alfred James Funeral Directors is the Principal Partner of the Adelaide Youth Orchestras Senior Heroes Concerts. These hour-long concerts bring joy and youthful musical brilliance to residents of aged care facilities who often may not be able to attend quality external musical performances.
The 2017 members of AdYO’s Adelaide Youth Strings (primary aged students) and Adelaide Youth Orchestra String Quartet are finalising performances: Dates and times for the 2017 performances are:
MAESTRO 2: Pines of Rome, Sunday 2 July 2017 at 3.00pm, Elder Hall, the University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide.
MAESTRO 3: The Planets, Sunday 24 September 2017 at 3.00pm, Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide.
GALA CONCERT: Celebrate, Sunday 19 November 2017 at 3.00pm, Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide.
Carrick Hill, the stately home of Sir Edward (Bill) Hayward and Lady Ursula Hayward (nee Barr-Smith) from 1939 was gifted to the people of South Australia on Sir Edward’s death in 1983 . One of the few period homes in Australia to survive with its original contents almost completely intact and its grounds undiminished remains as an important example of the lifestyle of two wealthy and cultured Australians of the mid-twentieth century.
Alfred James Funeral Directors is the Principal Partner of a new program at Carrick Hill called “Looking Glorious” that brings together water-wise gardening, a passion for flowers, a unique historic house and garden, and a world-class art collection. This partnership builds on our values of care for and appreciation of the beauty of the environment.
Alfred James is proud to offer Carrick Hill as a venue for a garden funeral.
Palliative Care SA The Palliative Care Council South Australia (PCCSA) is the peak body for palliative care in South Australia. It is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people living with terminal illness and those who care for them. Members include the general public, future and present consumers, professionals, clinicians and academics with an interest in caring for people who are dying.
Alfred James Funeral Directors shares Palliative Care’s values of respect and understanding and has a special relationship with the organisation as the Principal Partner of Palliative Care Week SA (held each May).
SANDS and Solace Association Alfred James was involved in the establishment of SANDS (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death) and Solace Association, an organisation that provides support for those grieving the loss of their partner. We are pleased to continue to support these organisations.