Giving in memory is a powerful and positive way to celebrate the life of loved one, whilst also making a lasting change to the lives of those affected by cancer or another life threatening illness. It can also give family and friends something practical they can do to show support.
There are many ways you can celebrate the life of a loved one and raise money in their memory. The staff at WHY are here to help and if you need support setting up a memorial fund or donating in someone’s name please email firstname.lastname@example.org where you will find a friendly team waiting to help.
Here are some of the ways you can remember a loved one:
Set up an online tribute page in memory of a loved one via JustGiving.
Your page can stay open for many years and can be a space where friends and family can leave messages, stories and memories or make donations.
Collect donations instead of funeral flowers or arrange a funeral collection.
Making a donation to the families chosen charity has now overtaken giving flowers at a funeral as a mark of respect. This can be done either by taking a collection at a funeral, via the funeral directors or by setting up an online donation page. Some families chose to include their online tribute page addresses at funerals so those who attend know where to go to give donations and to leave messages.
Make a donation.
You can make a one off or regular donation by visiting our donations page.
Hold a fundraising event.
Taking part in a challenge event or holding your own fundraising event is a wonderful way to remember someone special. Have a look at our challenge events page or get in touch for some other ideas. Whatever your event we'll be here to support you.