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Donate or fundraise in memory of someone

Our office is now closed because of the coronavirus outbreak. During this time we cannot open your letters or acknowledge postal donations, so please do not send anything by post right now. You can still donate online and any letters you have already sent will be kept safe until we can reopen the office. If you have questions or concerns, please email our Supporter Relations team or ring 0208 215 2243

Donating or fundraising in someone's memory is a very special and meaningful way to remember them – honouring their life and helping others at the same time. We're always incredibly touched and grateful to receive these donations.

Scroll down to find our more about the different ways you can support Mind in memory of a loved one:

  • Make a donation in their name
  • Collect at a funeral or memorial
  • Create a Memory Space tribute fund
  • Take on a fundraising challenge

If you're going through a difficult time after losing a loved one, you may find our information on bereavement and grief useful. You can also call our Infoline on 0300 123 3393, for information on where to get help. 

Make a donation in someone's name

As you make your donation, you can tell us the name of this special person and, if you'd like, you can tell us more about why you are donating.

Donate in memory

Collect at a funeral or memorial event

Collecting donations at a funeral can help Mind make a lasting difference in memory of your loved one. You might choose to do this by asking for donations instead of flowers. You could also hold a collection at a celebration of life service or memorial event.

We’re now able to send you funeral collection materials again, and you can make your order here.

Please be aware of the restrictions on attendance at funerals due to the coronavirus. To help connect friends and family unable to attend the funeral, you may want to invite them to make a donation in memory of your loved one by creating a Memory Space page in their name. Often people use social media to let others know of the death, the funeral arrangements and how to make a donation.

When larger memorial or celebration of life gatherings are possible again, please do get in touch with any queries and we'd be glad to assist.

Please note that we’re still facing delays when processing cheques sent by post. We recommend that you pay in collections by contacting us on 0208 215 2243, emailing us at [email protected] or by using our Donate page and telling us about your loved one.

Order collection materials

Create or find a Memory Space

A Memory Space is an online fundraising page and a wonderful way for you to honour and remember your loved one. As well as fundraising, you can share special memories, photographs, stories and even a video about them.

Family, friends and colleagues can support a Memory Space by making donations and/or taking part in fundraising events, and linking these to the page, bringing everyone's support together in one place.

It's really simple to set up, but if you need any support please get in touch.

Create a Memory Space

Simon and Sally's story

When Simon's sister Amanda took her own life, he and best friend Sally decided to become involved with Mind by fundraising in Amanda's memory.

"So many of us want to do something at a time like this, but do not know what to do." Memory Space is an opportunity to share treasured memories of him, and to donate money to help others."

Fundraise in memory

Taking part in a challenge event, or organising your own virtual fundraising event, is a wonderful tribute and impactful way to remember someone special.

Even during coronavirus, there are lots of creative ways you can fundraise in their memory. Whether a virtual pub quiz, birthday fundraiser or a running challenge with your household – fundraising in memory can be a great way to connect with friends and family to share treasured memories, all while raising vital funds for anyone living with a mental health problem.

If you are fundraising in memory of someone with a tribute fund on Mind's Memory Space website, you can link your fundraising page to this. Please make sure you have the permission of the fund holder, before adding your fundraising activity to their page.

Fundraise in memory

Other commemorative ideas

If you're looking for other ways to commemorate your loved one, we've provided you with a list of ideas. Whether you want to do something on your own, with a small group of family or friends, or with everyone who was touched by your loved one’s life, we hope this will be useful to you during coronavirus and after lockdown has eased.

Other Commemorative Ideas

Get in touch with us

If you have any questions about donating in memory of someone, holding a collection, or Memory Space, you can get get in touch with our In Memory Team.

Email: [email protected]
Call: 0208 215 2243

We'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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