6. Fundraising in memory

Families tell us that the quality of support you receive can make a huge difference when someone important dies.

By choosing to fundraise for Child Bereavement UK in memory of someone who has died, you can help us reach more grieving children and families and ensure that good quality support is available to them, now and in the future.

Setting up a Precious Love Memorial Fund

A Precious Love Memorial Fund can be a positive and simple way for family and friends to create a lasting tribute to someone’s life.

The Precious Love Memorial Fund is named after the person who has died, and becomes a permanent memorial to them. Whenever you, your family or friends donate to or raise money for Child Bereavement UK, your donations will be added to your ongoing fund.

The fund can be set up on the internet so that other people can see it, or can be kept private, so that only you and those you choose, know about it. You can, for example, ask people to make donations on special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries.

We will place the name of the person who has died in our special Book of Remembrance and will keep you regularly updated about your Fund. When it reaches £500, we will send you a Precious Love Rose dedicated to the person you are remembering.

Ways to raise funds

Making a regular gift

You can set up a direct debit and make a monthly gift of any amount. This can, if you wish, be added to a Precious Love Memorial Fund which can be set up in memory of someone who has died. You can also ask friends and family to consider making a regular gift: we can provide you with direct debit mandates to hand out to them to complete.

Organising an event

There are many different activities in which you can involve your local community. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Sports competition – organise a football, rugby or even a darts tournament!
Evening entertainment – dinner dance, quiz night, DVD night, talent show…
Cake sale – yummy baking, money making!
Sponsored event – silence, shout, sing, walk, swim anything!

To find out more about organising an event click here:

Get in touch

Please contact us for more information about raising funds for Child Bereavement UK. We can talk through your ideas, help you set up a Memorial Fund and offer practical help with your fundraising.

To further information please email linda.bliss@childbereavementuk.org or call Linda on 01494 569048