When someone we love dies, supporting their favourite cause can be a positive and meaningful way to commemorate them.
Donating, fundraising or creating a tribute fund in honour of your very own hero is a meaningful and lasting way of celebrating their life, while also changing the lives of our wounded heroes forever.
Whether your loved one served in the Armed Forces, came from a military family, or simply believed those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded; we are honoured and humbled to help you remember them.
Your hero’s name and memory will live on in our work and in the hearts of everyone touched by your kindness.
In memory giving during COVID-19 restrictions
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we appreciate current restrictions on funeral and memorial gatherings make this an especially difficult time; and we’re sorry that you may not be able to pay tribute to your loved one in the way you, and they, would have wished.
If there’s anything we can help you with, please call our Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 9888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help and support you.
A family’s loving tribute
The Patrick family from Leicestershire support our work in memory of their much-loved son and brother, Jack.
Here Jack’s father, Shaun, explains why they chose to commemorate this remarkable young man through our work.
Different ways of giving in memory
Whether you’d like to make a one-off gift or create a lasting tribute, there are lots of ways to support our work in memory of a friend or family member. From donations in lieu of funeral flowers to challenging sporting events, every tribute is special: just like the person it celebrates.
Here are some of the most popular ways our friends choose to celebrate their loved one.
Donate in Memory
Remember your loved one on a special day, a family occasion or whenever they’re in your thoughts.Read more - Donate in Memory
Create a Hero Fund
Create a personalised tribute page to share memories and fundraising with friends and family.Read more - Create a Hero Fund
Hold an In Memory collection
A funeral or memorial collection allows family and friends to celebrate your hero’s life.Read more - Hold an In Memory collection
Fundraise In Memory
Whether you run a bake sale or a marathon, why not challenge yourself and make new memories?Read more - Fundraise In Memory
Leave a legacy in memory
Leaving a gift in your Will is a special and positive way to remember a loved one and help their legacy live on.Read more - Leave a legacy in memory
However you choose to pay tribute, you’ll be supporting the nation’s wounded heroes in their hour of need.
As with so many families throughout the UK and the world, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have had a devastating impact on the lives of our wounded veterans and those who love and care for them.
Due to the pandemic, the number of veterans and service personnel struggling with their mental and physical health has risen, and many more may still be suffering in silence.
We’ve supported vulnerable veterans and their families throughout the lockdowns and are doing everything we can to protect our life-changing services, but our heroes need us more than ever.
We continue to support veterans with their mental health via phone and Skype and are providing emergency grants for those who are struggling to pay their bills or feed their families. Our teams are also busy providing our Armed Forces families with other online support services, from Occupational Therapy to Sports Recovery and Fellowship.
Every pound you donate, collect, or raise in memory of your loved one will make a real difference.
£12 can help organise a virtual meet up and give veterans support, camaraderie and a listening ear.
£22 can pay for a phone call with one of our support workers and provide a lifeline to a veteran who feels alone.
£50 can fund an emergency food basket for a veteran and their family for a week.
£100 can pay for a psychological wellbeing assessment, mental health treatment plan and provide access to psychological therapy.
It can be hard to find something positive to focus on when we’re grieving and in pain, but a gift in memory of your loved one today really will help build a brighter tomorrow for our wounded veterans.