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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 this pandemic, there are 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.
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.
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.