Donating in memory of a loved one

Sometimes people who have experienced our help – for themselves or a family member – will request donations to Changing Lives in their memory, as a final act of support for a charity that has mattered to them.

Many people find this a meaningful way to keep the memory of a loved one alive and to honour their life by continuing their generosity after they have gone.

Others take comfort from the fact that good will come from the loss they are currently experiencing.

If someone you loved was a Changing Lives supporter when they were alive, you may choose to collect donations in our name as a tribute to them after they have passed away.

Whatever your motivation for giving in memory, please know that we so appreciate you remembering Changing Lives at such a difficult time.

If you would like to donate in memory of a loved one, here are some ways to do it:

Request donations instead of flowers

If you would like to request donations instead of flowers at your loved one’s funeral, you can include our details in the order of service. Speak to your funeral director about this.

We can provide them with information about Changing Lives and how donations will be used to help others, and you might like to say your loved one supported us. Your funeral director will also be able to coordinate the actual collection and pass on the donations to us.

Set up an in-memory donation page online

Online donation pages are a modern way to collect donations in memory.

They remain open forever and provide a place for people to record and read tributes and memories of the person they have lost.

If you would like to extend your collection to friends and family who are further afield, or perhaps donate annually to mark a special occasion such as a wedding anniversary or birthday, this can be a good way to do it.

To set up a collection in memory online, you can use JustGiving.

Complete an event in memory

Some people find it a fitting tribute to honour their loved ones with a challenge, perhaps with family or friends, such as a marathon or a mountain trek. If you would like to do this for someone you have lost, visit our Fundraising pages for more information.

Lasting tribute

If you would like to commemorate a loved one with a tribute that will bring lasting benefits to the people who use our services, contact our Fundraising Team to discuss your ideas.

From a commemorative bench in one of our gardens to sponsoring a service in their name, we’d be happy to discuss a sensitive tribute that suits your wishes.

Our ethical fundraising promise

We promise we will never pass on your details to third parties.

If you give us your details, we’ll ask you whether you want to opt-in to further contact with us, like our monthly newsletter for supporters (in fact, why not sign up now!)

If you don’t, we’ll leave you alone, apart from saying thank you.

Read more about our Ethical Fundraising Promise.

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