With Covid restrictions currently affecting funerals and family gatherings, creating an online memorial is a wonderful and safe way to join with others and pay your respects to someone special.
There are several social media sites and fundraising platforms that offer the option to donate or fundraise online.
Here are a few of the ones most often used by our supporters over the years.
Our helps you create and personalise an online tribute page to your very own hero. It’s easy to share your Hero Fund with others and you can also fundraise for particular events within your main fund (for example to mark a special birthday, or to raise sponsorship if you take part in a fundraising event).
You’ll receive a welcome pack when you set up your fund and our annual Hero Funds newsletter.
If you already have a Just Giving account, creating a memorial page on the site could be a convenient option for you. You can mark your collection as being in memory and name the page after your loved one.
If you’re seeking sponsorship for an event you’re organising or taking part in, you can also mark your collection as being in memory.
Offering an easy way to create an online funeral collection, the Memory Giving website is recommended by a number of funeral directors and celebrants.
You can upload a photo of your loved one and choose which charity (or charities) you wish to support.
If you use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family, creating a fundraiser on the site is an easy way to organise a collection.
If you choose to support us, remember to select ‘Help for Heroes Official’ as your chosen charity and let others know who your collection is commemorating. You can do this either in the title of your fundraiser, for example “ Jill’s collection in memory of Grandad” or in the “Why are you raising money?” section when you create your collection.
See more of our fundraising in memory ideas here.