Giving in memory
Giving in memory of a loved one or friend is a very personal way of remembering them - and supporting Mind
Giving in memory is a special way for you to honour the memory of a loved one, friend, family member or colleague, and allows friends and family to come together to support Mind's work.
A place to remember, a way to make a difference. Memory space is Mind’s new tribute website, where people who have lost a loved one can share stories and photographs while raising funds. It's easy and free to set up. All the money raised will go to Mind and help us make sure that everyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn
Your stories: how giving in memory has helped some of Mind's supporters
Manchester City and England footballer Adam Johnson tells us why supporting Mind in memory of his friend Dale is important to him.
Simon and Sally speak about their positive experience
of supporting Mind in memory of Amanda.
Whether you would like to collect donations instead of flowers, take part in an event or organise your own celebration of a loved one’s life, Mind can give you advice, information and materials to support you.
If you would like any advice or information on giving in memory of a loved one, please do not hesitate to email Claire Bond or call 020 8215 2308.
If you would like to remember someone by making an online donation or regular gift in memory, please donate here.
Collecting at funerals
Simply collecting donations instead of flowers at a funeral can help Mind to continue to provide vital support for everyone affected by mental health problems.
Most funeral directors are willing to collect donations in lieu of flowers, handling the administration of these gifts for you and making sure they are passed to Mind.
Mind can provide free donation envelopes for you to include in the order of service or to pass on to family and friends at a later date.
Each envelope includes a donation form which can be detached and enclosed, so that the envelopes can be returned when it is convenient.
Gift Aid it
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation to Mind worth 25 per cent more. Just fill in your details on the return slip and Mind can reclaim tax from the Inland Revenue on all gifts made in the first four years and until further notice.
Holding an event in memory of a loved one
Many of our supporters choose to celebrate a loved one's life by holding an event or taking part in a challenge to honour their memory.
Having a pub quiz, cake sale, or cycling, running or swimming in aid of Mind are just some of the ways people have chosen to remember someone special, while raising vital funds for Mind.
Do contact us for help and support if you are thinking of holding an event or taking on a challenge in memory of someone special.
We can support you
Information on grief
Mind publishes information on grief and bereavement, which may be of help to you or someone you know who has been affected by the loss of someone dear.
Support at work
We often hear from people who would like to remember a colleague. Some wish to organise a collection, whilst others contact Mind for practical help, such as mental health training.
Please contact us for more information.