Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences we have to bear. If you would like to support an appeal or a ward in memory of a loved one we have some resources and guidance to help make it as easy as possible.
There are several options when it comes to making a collection in memory of a loved one. From collecting at a funeral service to setting up an online collection and tribute fund we have put together this guide to help you in making decisions at a difficult time.
Collect at the service or through the funeral director, using Gift Aid envelopes where possible
You can collect on the day of the service or through a funeral director. The funeral directors will be able to advise you how they can help to accept donations.
We can provide small Gift Aid envelopes to give people a discreet way to contribute on the day of the service and to increase the value of gifts*. As long as the person donating is a tax payer it’s as simple as filling out one of our Gift Aid envelopes and popping it in a collection box at the service or giving it to the funeral director. Envelopes are available by request to firstname.lastname@example.org or Gift Aid forms are available here.
Create an in memory collection page online
By creating an online in memory page with Just Giving, you can tell the story of the person you’re remembering and enhance this with photos and videos. The page only takes a few minutes to set up and allows your family and friends to easily donate and add their tributes to your loved one.
Encourage people to honour the memory of your loved one with a Tribute Fund
When you create an online in memory page with Just Giving they also create a Tribute Fund. This is accessed by clicking the name of your loved one on the collection page. You can then direct people to sign up through this page to do anything from skydiving to running, walking, knitting or anything else in memory of your loved one. The Tribute Fund acts a hub for any extra fundraising that friends and family may want to do in the future (we know you will probably not be thinking about this immediately).
*By declaring Gift Aid on a donation we can claim back 25% of its value from the government