Thank you so much for your interest in organising a collection in memory of your loved one.

Organising a funeral collection

Whether supporting Breast Cancer Now is a cause that was important to your loved one, or if it’s a cause close to your heart, we are so grateful for your support. It will be an honour to receive support in your loved one’s memory.

2020 has been an exceptionally challenging year for so many people. We understand the difficulties families face when losing a loved one and of the added pain of not being able to come together as we would normally to support each other this year.

Funeral collections, memorial and celebration of life events are very special and meaningful ways to pay tribute to those we love, gone but not forgotten. Our In Memory team is here to support you in remembering your loved one.

  1. Organising a collection online
  2. Ordering fundraising materials
  3. Sending donations in
  4. Support for funeral directors

Organising a collection online

As the number of people who can attend funerals is currently limited, one easy way you could organise a funeral collection is to set up a tribute fund on our Fund in Memory website, in memory of your loved one. Funds offer a virtual way for you to come together easily with others to celebrate the life of your loved one and keep their memory alive.

When setting up a fund you can add photos and wording about your loved one and when you are ready you can share the link with family and friends. People can visit the fund at their convenience and leave a donation, a photo and message, if they wish.  

Funds have no fundraising targets and they will remain on our website for you to visit as often or as little as you like.

Our Memory Giving team is here to support you in setting up and using the funds and are happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel welcome to get in touch with Nancy Everson on 020 7960 3508 or send an email to fundinmemory@breastcanernow.org.

Visit our Fund in Memory website to find out more.

Ordering fundraising materials

Where people are able to come together in person, we can send out materials to you ahead of the service or event.

If you would like us to send you fundraising materials please be aware it can take up to five working days to process orders, so giving us as much notice as you can will ensure materials arrive in time.

Items for your funeral collection

Gift Aid collection envelopes

Using Gift Aid envelopes can be an easy way for people donating to take advantage of the Gift Aid scheme, a government scheme that allows charities to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated, at no extra cost to the donor.

The envelopes have space on the front if you wish to include wording on them. People can enclose a cash or cheque donation in the envelopes during or after the event, and the envelopes can be collected back and returned to us with any donations made. Funeral directors are familiar with collection envelopes and are often happy to send these back to us on your behalf.

Collection tins

If you would like collection tins we can send these ahead of the service or event and when you are ready to return them we can share a freepost address for you to use.

Pin badges

Some people like to order pin badges for family and friends to wear on the day of the service or event. The suggested donation amount is £1.00 per pin badge and any unsold pin badges can be returned to us using our freepost address, which we will share with you.

Order Gift Aid envelopes, collection tins and pin badges. 

Sending donations in

Thank you for your support. We are so grateful for each and every donation made.

If you have any questions about sending donations to us, or you’d like to speak to our In Memory Giving team, please get in touch with Nancy Everson by phone 020 7960 3508 or by email fundinmemory@breastcancernow.org.

Sending donations in by post

We politely ask that no cash is sent through the post. Please make cheques payable to Breast Cancer Now.

Please send cheques with a covering note with your contact details and confirmation of who the donations are in memory of. This will enable us to send you a thank you letter for the gifts received.

If you have Gift Aid collection envelopes, please remove any cash and cheques from the envelopes. Please make sure the donation amount is written on the Gift Aid envelope, so we know how much Gift Aid the donor is claiming. The envelopes can be returned to us with the cheques and covering note to the address below. 

Breast Cancer Now
Supporter Services Team
Woods Valldata
Lansdowne House
Bumpers Way
Chippenham
SN14 6NG

Please note that due to COVID-19 it is taking us longer than we would like to receive and thank some donations made by post. We apologise in advance for any delay caused and will send a thank you letter to you as soon as we can.

By phone

If you’d like to make a donation over the phone you can call our Supporter Care team on 0333 20 70 300.  Please let them know that your donation in memory of your loved one and we will send a thank you letter out to you as soon as we can.

Online

If you are able to make a donation online you can do so using our secure donation website.

When making your donation please let us know that you are remembering your loved one and we will send a letter of thanks to you as soon as we can.

Support for funeral directors

We know this year has been very challenging for all of us but, especially so for people grieving and for funeral directors. Thank you so much for everything you do to support us and your clients with funeral collections.

During this year which has seen restricted numbers at funerals, we have found many people are setting up an online collection pages instead of organising a physical collection at the service.

Our Fund in Memory site is a space where people can set up an online tribute page in memory of their loved one. Funds are the perfect platform for funeral collections and are fully supported by our In Memory team.  People can create the fund for the funeral collection and they can continue to be used after the service, if the family wishes.

For more information and to set up a fund, please visit our Fund in Memory site

Our In Memory Team is happy to talk though how funds work and support your clients in setting up and using a fund. For support with our Funds in Memory site Please call or email Nancy Everson 020 7960 3508 or by email fundinmemory@breastcancernow.org.

Ordering Gift Aid envelopes, collection tins and pin badges

If you would like to order any Gift Aid envelopes or collection tins or pin badges, please do so through our order form. 

Sending funeral collections in

Please make cheques payable to Breast Cancer Now and send with send a covering letter.  Please confirm if any additional donations are expected online, so that we can send a thank you letter to the family for the full amount donated.

Please send cheques to:

Breast Cancer Now
Supporter Services Team
Woods Valldata
Lansdowne House
Bumpers Way
Chippenham
SN14 6NG

We would always like to send a thank you letter to the next of kin and to yourselves.  If you or the next of kin would rather not receive a letter, please do let us know.

Thank you so much for your interest in organising a collection in memory. We are so grateful for your support. 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our In Memory team.

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