We know that when you lose someone you love, you want to cherish the memories you have and celebrate their life in the best possible way. Remembering a loved one through in memory donations is a wonderful way to pay tribute to that special person.
You can choose to support any area of Nottingham’s hospitals, from cancer care to stroke treatment, from state-of-the-art equipment to cutting-edge medical research, you can be sure that your donation will help the cause closest to you and your families heart. Below you will find a variety of ways in which you can donate and fundraise in memory of a loved one.
What families say about the healing power of supporting, In Memory
Donations in lieu of flowers at the funeral
A donation in lieu of flowers is a simple and effective way for family and friends to donate in memory of a loved one. If you wish to do this, please speak to the funeral director. They will be able to offer you advice and will pass all donations received onto Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
For more information download the leaflet here.
Creating an In Memory Fundraising Page
Online fundraising is becoming increasingly popular, enabling people from all over the world to support a cause that is close to their heart. There are a variety of websites that enable you to set up a fundraising page in memory of a loved one. Below are links to two pages we would recommend:
Forever Tribute Fund
We know that being able to remember someone on a poignant date, whether it be an anniversary or a birthday, is really important. Setting up a Tribute Fund is a wonderful way to continue remembering a loved one over the years. When you set up a tribute fund you can create a dedicated online page where friends and family can share pictures and memories, and make donations to the fund.
To set up a Forever Tribute Fund in memory of a loved one please click here.
Evelyn Arslan has set up a Forever Tribute Fund in memory of her daughter Janet Arlsan who passed away in 2011.
“Janet lost her fight with Secondary Breast Cancer on May 22nd 2011. She was 41. That same week I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Still in grief, I dreaded going to the same places that Janet had known so well during her ten year battle. Everywhere I went nurses, receptionists, doctors, consultants and surgeons all seemed to share my sadness at losing such an amazing person. After reluctant surgery and radiotherapy I have now been told that my blood is back to normal. But I want Janet’s legacy to continue. In setting up this Forever Tribute Fund, I hope that those whose lives were touched by Janet will join us in funding the Breast Cancer Unit at the City Hospital.” Evelyn Arslan
Janet’s sister, Suzanne has also set up an In Memory fundraising page on Just Giving and is aiming to raise £1000 for the Breast Cancer Unit by taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge.
Take part in an event
From skydives to cake sales, sponsored swims to mud runs, taking part in an event in memory of a loved one is a fantastic way to honour their memory. If you would like to take part in one of our forthcoming events, please visit our events page. If you have already organised an event or are stuck for ideas, please let us know and we can send you one of our fundraising packs. Our fundraising pack contains sponsor forms, posters and ideas which should help you with your fundraising.
Jemma Page has set up an In Memory page on Just Giving and is organising a variety of events in memory of her Mum, Jackie, who sadly passed away after suffering from an unforeseen cardiac arrest.
“To me and my sister, my mum was more like a best friend. Her personality was infectious and her smile could light up a room. To remember my mother and thank the Intensive Care Unit for their help and support, I will be taking part in a number of tasks to raise money.” Jemma Page
Jemma has already organised a cat-grooming event at the Kitty Café in Nottingham as it was one of her Mum’s favourite places to visit. Her sister Amy is taking on the Three Peaks Challenge and their friend Mary-Anne will be running the Hackney Half Marathon. They have nearly raised an incredible £1000 in memory of Jackie.
We know that the pain of losing a loved one never goes away. However, we hope that being able to fundraise and support an area of Nottingham’s hospitals in memory of someone special, may help you to celebrate their life and enable their memory to live on.
For more information about how to give an in memory gift, please do not hesitate to get in contact, either by calling us on 0115 962 7905 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.