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Donating in memory of a loved one

It can be comforting to celebrate and remember the life of a loved one after they’ve passed away by making a gift in their memory.

Every donation in memory of a loved one, no matter how big or small is a lasting tribute and helps us make the world a safer place for all LGBTQ+ people. You’re not alone in making a memorial gift to Stonewall. Many family members and friends make a donation as a way to celebrate their loved ones’ lives and commitment to LGBTQ+ equality. 

Anna's story

Rachel Lush and Anna Cornish

"Both my late wife Rachel and I have been and feel very fortunate to have family, friends and workplaces that have given us the respect that everyone has the right to irrespective of their sexuality.

During Rachel's short 42 years of life, she wholeheartedly believed in supporting Stonewall to help others receive this respect and happiness in their lives. She was a 'Close Friend', regularly donating every month to Stonewall for many years. So when she died it was a no brainer to put forward the charity for donations in place of flowers.

Over the course of our lives, Rachel and I have seen the progress that Stonewall has made for all LGBT people in this country but we also still hear about the young suicides, the homophobic beatings and the continuing difficulties that transgender people face, so there is still much to do. That’s why I continue to be a 'Friend' of Stonewall. I need to do my bit."

ANNA CORNISH, CLOSE FRIEND AND DONOR

                                                                                                   

How to give a gift in memory

There are several ways of donating in memory of a loved one to Stonewall: 

  • Make a donation In Memory online, direct bank transfer, by cheque or over the phone.
  • Hold a collection at a funeral service (your funeral director should be able to facilitate this.
  • Set up a memorial JustGiving page

Making a donation in memory

You are always able to make a donation through our website, as well as setting up a regular donation, which ensures that our work is continually supported. If you do choose this option, please select ‘In memorial’ from the menu.

If you would like to send a donation directly to via bank transfer or over the phone please call 020 7593 2291 or email Supporter.Care@stonewall.org.uk

If you prefer to send a cheque, please make it payable to ‘Stonewall Equality Ltd’ and post to our head office:

Stonewall, 192 St. Johns Road, London EC1V 4JY 

A collection at a funeral service

Many people ask for donations instead of flowers at a funeral or memorial service. 

Due to the current situation, we are sadly unable to provide you with our bespoke In Memoriam freepost envelopes. We will resume this service as soon as is possible and thank you for your understanding. 

If you do choose to hold a collection, we can receive these donations online, via bank transfer, over the phone or by cheque. If you have any questions about holding a collection, please call 020 7593 2291 or email Supporter.Care@stonewall.org.uk

Setting up a memorial JustGiving page

Stonewall also accepts donations through the fundraising platform JustGiving. You can automatically link any fundraising pages you create to an online tribute, and the page will be open to collect donations and new messages for as long as you like. For more information on how to set up a memorial JustGiving page, please see this guide.

If you feel comfortable doing so, please include your name and contact details, plus the name of the person you are donating in memory of, so we can acknowledge your kind gift.

Thank you so much for your support.