New film celebrates In Memory giving

Nottingham Hospitals Charity has launched an ‘In Memory’ film which celebrates people who have supported Nottingham’s hospitals in memory of a loved one.

The short film, which features three families who have donated to the Charity in memory of someone special, illustrates through moving personal stories how supporting through events, challenges or fundraising in someone’s memory can offer a sense of purpose, comfort and hope.

Jemma Page and her sister Amy are raising money for the Adult Intensive Care Unit at QMC in memory of their mother. They have so far raised more than £1,500 through a series of fundraisers including cat grooming at the Nottingham Kitty Café, and undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge.

Jemma, who features in the film, says: “Without the charity events we have done it would have made the grieving process a lot harder. You’re making whoever you are raising money for really proud, and it just turns something really negative and horrible into something positive.”

Donations and money raised in memory of someone make a huge difference to patients in Nottingham’s hospitals. People can choose to donate to any area of Nottingham’s hospitals, from cancer care to stroke treatment, from state-of-the-art equipment to cutting-edge medical research.

There are many different ways of donating to remember a loved one, such as asking for donations in lieu of flowers at a funeral or creating an In Memory fundraising page, or setting up a Tribute Fund to remember someone on a poignant date such as an anniversary or a birthday. All details are here.

Barbara Cathcart, Nottingham Hospitals Charity Chief Executive says: “When you lose someone you love, you want to cherish the memories you have and to celebrate their life, particularly at Christmas. Remembering a loved one through In Memory donations is a wonderful way to pay tribute to that special person.”