At funerals or memorial services, many people choose to give donations to a cause close to their loved one's heart, perhaps in lieu of flowers. If you're holding a service for your loved one, you could make a collection at the service to support Breast Cancer Care.
We have special envelopes for the occasion, which you can order by contacting us at the details to the right. Just let us know the following:
• how many envelopes you need
• date of your service
• address to send the envelopes to
• name of the person the collection is honouring
• contact details for acknowledgements
• any other information to help us to meet your needs
And remember, we're here to help so don't hesitate to contact us.
Personalised envelopes available
We can personalise your collection envelopes with the name of your loved one, if desired. You can order them here or ring us on 020 7960 3508 and give us all the details as above, and we'll get them straight out to you.
How to use the collection envelopes
The envelopes may be used in a number of ways, perhaps placed on seats before the service or available for people to collect on their way into or out of the venue. People generally appreciate some guidance as to when they should complete their donations and where to hand them in, so we suggest someone is responsible for announcing this, and you could also mention it in the order of service. If you would like some examples to give people as to what donations will achieve, you'll find some here.
There are likely to be people who would love to contribute to your collection but are unable to come to the service. It can be a comfort to them to be able to participate and be part of the occasion in a small way.
To ensure their donation is recognised as part of the collection, you can ask anyone contributing separately to say who the donation is in memory of.
A Tribute Fund is another way that might help. You could set up a Tribute Fund here simply for the collection. This would allow you to see donations immediately, see messages celebrating the person being remembered and help ensure all donations are recognised correctly. It also allows people anywhere in the world to contribute.
There's no obligation with a Tribute Fund - it's a facility there for you to use as you wish.
Alternatively, a single donation can be made online, allowing you to leave a message on the memory book.
Finally, if your collection is to be part of a funeral service and you are using a funeral director, we will be pleased to liaise directly with them, if you wish. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us (see details to the right) and we'll do all we can to help.