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.
There are two easy options open to you. We can send you gift aid donation envelopes if you would like to ask people for donations on the day of the funeral service. You can order these envelopes using our online form.
Alternatively, 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, Second Floor, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.
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 the name and address of the next of kin as we will let them know that you have made an in-memory gift
If you’d prefer to speak to a member of the team, please contact Supporter Care via phone on 0300 365 5500 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many envelopes you would like and when.
Other ways to donate
However you choose to give in memory of someone special, we’re here to support you. You can make a one-off donation, fundraise for us in a variety of ways, or make a regular gift to mark an important date.
The donations you raise will help us to reach families facing dementia, allowing them to live more positively in the present and to face the challenges of tomorrow with less fear.