Remembering someone special
Many families and friends choose to support us acknowledging the compassionate, individualised, holistic and supportive care their loved one received from our staff and volunteers; helping us continue to support and care for more patients, families and carers, like theirs, in our community. Every donation we receive, no matter the size, will be making a difference as we are a local charity and not part of the NHS; less than 16% of our funding comes from the government. We are reliant on the generosity from our community to help us reach the over £7 million we need each and every year to continue to provide our vital services, free of charge to patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers.
Our Remembrance events are a very poignant and fitting way for families and friends to support Hospice in the Weald and remember a loved one. Liza Waller, our Chaplain, holds Remembrance Gatherings throughout the year, together with our Summer Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving and our annual Light up a life service. Our annual Moonlight Walk allows families and friends to remember and celebrate the life of their loved ones by walking in their memory whilst raising vital funds for us.
Donations in lieu of flowers at a funeral or memorial service
You may prefer to ask your family and friends to make a donation to Hospice in the Weald instead of flowers at a funeral or memorial service, in memory of your loved one. We can provide you with our donation envelopes, by completing the simple Gift Aid declaration your family and friends can increase the value of their donation by 25%, at no extra cost to them. We will write to notify you of the total amount raised in your loved one’s memory and thank everyone individually for their donation, if we have their contact details.
Alternatively, you may wish to speak with your Funeral Director who will be able to accept cheques and cash donations on our behalf. We usually receive these 4-6 weeks after the funeral and will send you an acknowledgement to notify you of the total amount raised in your loved one’s memory. Everyone will be thanked individually if we have their contact details.
Any further donations we receive by post, telephone or online will also be thanked and we will write to notify you of who has kindly donated but not individual amounts.
You may choose to continue to support us and make a regular donation either monthly, quarterly or annually, many supporters do this to remember an anniversary or birthday of someone special. Read more about regular giving here.
You may wish to contact us to discuss setting up a Tribute Fund enabling families and friends to remember someone special whilst raising vital funds for us.
If you have any questions, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01892 820533.