gifts in memory
We understand dealing with the loss of a loved one is a very personal matter and everyone finds their own way of coping with the experience. Giving a gift in memory of someone through Beatson Cancer Charity is a poignant way of remembering them, and a way to honour their lives.
Many people ask for donations at their loved one’s funeral in lieu of flowers. If this is something you would like to do, we can provide you with announcement cards and collection envelopes which can be given to family and friends at the service. A simple way to let family and friends know of your collection in memory of your loved one is to include a request in any obituary notice you may place, or simply to tell your family and friends of your wishes. Your chosen funeral director will also be able to give advice on organising an in memory collection.
For many people setting up a tribute fund is a heart-warming way for friends, family and colleagues to come together and keep a loved one’s memory alive. Many people choose to give regularly or make a donation on what would have been their birthday, or in place of the gift they would have bought them at Christmas.
Setting up a tribute fund page is quick and easy to do. It is free and there is no minimum donation amount. If you need help to set one up or you would like further information on setting up your tribute fund page, or making a donation in memory of someone special, we can support you.
We will help you manage your tribute fund and provide you with updates about how your tribute fund is helping to beat cancer. Many families tell us that they gain immense strength and comfort knowing their loved one’s memory will live through their lasting tribute. Your tribute fund will be yours to promote and grow however you choose and you can keep your tribute fund page open for as long as you like. Family and friends can also help to grow a tribute fund. Simply email them a link to the tribute fund page so they can make a donation and leave their own message of remembrance on your tribute fund page.
A personalised tribute fund allows you to turn memories into practical support for the thousands of people of all ages who receive treatment at The Beatson each year. As your fund grows, so does the impact it has on the lives of so many people both now and in the future.