Asking friends and family to make a donation in lieu of flowers at a funeral service is a lovely way to commemorate the life of a loved one and a special way to support our work with families affected by dementia.
Hold a collection in memory
If you’re asking for donations on the day of the funeral service, we can send you gift aid donation envelopes. You can order these envelopes using our online form here.
Organise an online collection in memory
If you’d like to collect money online and you don’t want to deal with any cash or cheques, you can create an online remembrance fund below or ask the funeral director to do so. Some people choose to add the Remembrance page link onto the order of service, so that family members and friends can find this easily.
Posting donations to us
Please make cheques payable to ‘Dementia UK’, and send them to us at Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE.
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