Everyone is different but many people find they want to do something positive in a difficult situation. Raising money in someone’s name can be a powerful and positive way to remember a 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 online
Take part in a fundraising event
Many people find taking part in a fundraising event is a positive thing to do to remember someone. Whether it’s running a marathon or organizing a coffee morning the staff at WHY are here to support you. Find out more about organising your own event or taking part in one of our challenge events.
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