We understand that current circumstances may mean it’s difficult to say goodbye as you would wish to, particularly if family and friends are unable to go to a funeral due to their 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.
Organise an online collection
Setting up an online collection page means you can create a personal tribute to your loved one while raising donations for families facing dementia. There are two different options for online collection pages:
Set up your In Memory fundraising page via JustGiving or
Create a Remembrance Fund, via Muchloved, below.
A Remembrance Fund provides a space for families and friends to post thoughts and photos, share stories, as well as light virtual candles. You can share the page link with family and friends before and on the day of the service. View an example of a Remembrance fund here.
You may wish to order our specially designed donation envelopes to pass onto family and friends, or hand out on the day of the service where possible. Please fill out an order form here here.
Support from Dementia UK
The death of someone close to us is one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to cope with. But during these unprecedented times, it may just seem that little bit harder, especially if you aren’t as easily able to physically turn to those closest to you for solace. If you, or anyone you know, needs advice or support, please call theAdmiral Nurse Dementia Helpline for free, on 0800 888 6678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm
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.
If you are a Funeral Director wishing to pay in a collection on behalf of a family, please follow this link.
Any cheques should be made payable to ‘Dementia UK’, and sent to us at Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE. We will receive these cheques, but please do note 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
Thank you so much for honouring your loved one by helping to support other families facing dementia.
Remembering my Dad, Terry
Paula Storer, from Nottingham, has been using her Much Loved Remembrance Page to pay tribute to her Dad, Terry Berresford, and raise funds for Dementia UK’s specialist Admiral Nurses, in his memory
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