In memoriam donation
We receive many donations in memory of much loved family members. Since 2010 we have received more than 900 In Memory donations, totalling over £400,000.
In 2012 we registered with Memory Giving, a secure automated web site developed by AB Walker & Son the leading Independent Funeral Directors in Berkshire, which allows donors to leave a personal tribute, as well as a donation. For us the big advantage of Memory Giving is that it allows us to claim Gift Aid which we couldn’t previously do. Gift Aid is an income tax relief scheme which is operated by HMRC. Donating or “gifting” through Gift Aid is where we as a charity, can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate or “gift”. This can include all donations from the last 4 years.
We greatly appreciate In Memory gifts and see them as a mark of respect for the deceased, and an acknowledgement of the care they received at the hospital. Coming at such a difficult time for those suffering bereavement it is extremely humbling that they should think of us.