There are many special and personal ways to give a gift in memory of someone at their funeral.
Many people choose to hold a charitable collection at their loved one’s funeral or memorial service, asking for donations to CancerCare instead of flowers. Funeral collections are a meaningful way to remember someone special, helping their memory live on by funding life-changing support for local people affected by cancer or bereavement.
Get In Touch We understand that planning a funeral or memorial service can be a difficult time, so if you’d like to speak to someone about organising a collection, please call Anna, our Legacy & In Memoriam Officer, on 03330 150 628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Funeral Collections
You might like to set up an online funeral collection page which you can personalise by adding photos and messages. It is an easy way for friends and family to donate online in memory of your loved one, and it’s much easier to increase donations by claiming Gift Aid. These pages take the hassle out of collecting money on the day and allow people who can’t attend the funeral to still be involved.
Funeral Donation Envelopes
We can provide special CancerCare donation envelopes to use for a funeral collection, making it easy for friends and family to donate in memory of your loved one.
You may choose to place the envelopes on seats at the service or leave them in an appropriate place for guests to collect. The envelopes can also be sent to people who may not be able to attend on the day but would still like to show they care by making a donation.
Funeral directors are usually happy to collect the envelopes on your behalf and send them back to CancerCare.
By using the donation envelopes, you could also raise up to 25% more as CancerCare can claim Gift Aid (link to webpage about Gift Aid).
Information for Funeral Directors
We appreciate the invaluable service that Funeral Directors provide to people at an incredibly difficult time in their lives. We’ve collated some resources that will help you to support families who wish to organise collections at funeral and memorial services.
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Paying In Donations
• If you would like to send us the donations collected at a funeral or memorial service, they can be dropped off or addressed to your nearest CancerCare centre (addresses below). To keep your donations safe, we ask that you please do not send cash in the post.
• We’d like the opportunity to express our gratitude to you – and to your friends and family – for thinking of us at this difficult time. When sending donations collected in memory of a loved one, please include their name and details of your relationship to them, as well as your own contact information.
• Donations can also be made online.
CancerCare Lancaster, Slynedales, Slyne Road, Lancaster, LA2 6ST Tel: 01524 381820
CancerCare Kendal, Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road, Kendal, LA9 4BT Tel: 01539 735800
CancerCare Barrow, 76 Duke Street, Barrow, LA14 1RX Tel: 01229 836926
CancerCare Morecambe, 34 Northumberland Street, Morecambe, LA4 4AY 01524 381820