Gifts In Memory
At Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, we understand that dealing with the loss of a loved one is very personal and that everyone finds their own way of coping with the experience. For many people, in memory fundraising helps them to deal with their loss and to celebrate the life of their loved one with a lasting gift which will help others in the future.
If you are organising a funeral or memorial service and would like to ask family and friends to make a donation to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, we can help by providing announcement cards and collection envelopes to let others know of your collection and wishes.
A simple way to let family and friends know of your collection is to include a request in any obituary notice you may place, or simply to tell your family and friends of your wishes. Your Funeral Director will also be able to give advice on organising an In Memory Collection or Offering. Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity is happy and grateful to acknowledge all donations.
Create a lasting memorial for your loved one
If you would like to create a lasting tribute to someone special who has passed away and you are keen to continue giving to Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity in the future, you can do this by setting up a personalised Memorial Fund.
Just as the care and compassion shown by Hospital staff brings comfort and joy to the lives of our young patients, creating a personalised Memorial Fund in the name of your loved one is a poignant way to remember them. Many families tell us that they gain immense strength from knowing that their loved one’s memory will live on through their lasting tribute and that they feel comforted knowing that their donations will help other children in the future.
Each fund has a unique name and once created, family and friends can contribute to it whenever and however they choose. The fund belongs to you, and whether you wish to make a regular gift, or choose to celebrate the memory of your loved one on special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries, or through fundraising events, there is no time limit or minimum donation amount.
Wendy Wright lost her daughter Zoe in 2009 and she set up her In Memory Fund, Zoe's Heart Friends to raise money for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity shortly afterwards. Wendy says:
"To say thank you simply isn’t enough. As a family we have gained so much from having our Memorial Fund. Nothing will ever take away the pain of losing our beautiful daughter Zoe, but knowing that we have the opportunity to help other sick children like Zoe is a real comfort to us as a family, often giving us the strength to continue moving forward.
"Zoe’s short life can make a real difference and we are glad that we can help support this wonderful charity."