We understand the current extraordinary circumstances may mean it’s difficult to say goodbye as you would wish to. Family and friends may be unable to go to a funeral due to the current rules on gatherings, or their own personal situation. This might be extremely upsetting for everyone involved. However, even if they can’t be there, there are still ways that friends and family can commemorate a loved one.
If you are a Funeral Director wishing to pay in a collection on behalf of a family, please follow this link.
Organise an online collection in memory
Setting up a memorial page means you can create a personal tribute to your loved one while raising money for Dementia UK.
There are a couple of ways we recommend that you do this:
Set up your In Memory fundraising page via JustGiving or
Create your Remembrance Fund below
A Remembrance Fund also provides a space for families and friends to post thoughts and photos, share stories, as well as light candles, add music, photos and videos. View an example of a Remembrance fund here.
All money raised in your loved one’s name will ensure that families facing dementia can receive the specialist support of an Admiral Nurse, now and in the future.
Support from Dementia UK
The death of someone close to us is one of the toughestthings we’ll ever have to cope with. Butduring these unprecedentedtimes, it may just seem that little bit harder, as we aren’t able to physically turn to those closest to us for solace. If you, or anyone you know, needs advice or support, please call the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline for free, on 0800 888 6678.
Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm
Posting donations to us
Please note that following government advice, we have temporarily closed our Head Office. We are currently still able to receive post, but there will unfortunately be a delay in the processing and acknowledging your donations.
In order for families to receive acknowledgement and thanks in a timely manner, you can help us by paying donation collections in online, where possible.
Any cheques should be made payable to ‘Dementia UK’, and sentto us at Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE. We will receive these cheques, but please do note once more, that there will be a delay in our ability to acknowledge them.
If you’ve collected cash, please don’t send it through the post. You can bank the cash and send us a cheque for the equivalent amount, or you can call our donations line (0300 365 5500) and make a donation over the phone.
We’d like to make sure that we acknowledge the donation correctly, so please include a note with the following information:
Name of the person in whose memory the donation is made
Your name and address and your relationship to the person
If you aren’t the next of kin, please include their name and address as we will let them know that you have made an in-memory gift
Dementia UK, 7th Floor
London EC3N 1RE
A Remembrance Fund is an online memorial to your loved one. It provides a space for family and friends to post thoughts, photos and share their memories, or to light a virtual candle on a special anniversary