What is a Tribute Fund?
A Tribute Fund set up in memory of someone special is a lasting way to remember an important person in your life. The Tribute Fund offers you a positive way to remember your loved one while helping Action Medical Research in our aim to stop the suffering of babies and children caused by disease and disability.
We know that medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, child health research is poorly funded. Every penny raised through your Tribute Fund will come to Action Medical Research, to help us fund the next breakthrough and help change children’s lives.
How do I set up a Tribute Fund?
It’s very easy to create a page that is personal to the family member of friend you are remembering. All you need to do is login or register with our site which only takes a couple of minutes. Once you’ve logged in, you’re ready to get started. Simply enter the name of the person you’re honouring, add a photo and write something special about them.
When you’ve created your page, you’ll be able to update visitors by writing updates and uploading photos. You’ll also be able to make donations to the fund on special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries, or and light candles in memory or your loved one.
Visitors to your page will also be able to set up separate funds that support your tribute fund. So, if someone in your family is running a marathon or a friend is taking on a challenge event they can set up their own page and all the money that they raise through their event will contribute to the tribute fund you have set up.
We’ll notify you by email when someone has made a donation to the fund or links a fundraising page to your fund.
How do I tell my friends and family about my page?
Once you have set up your Tribute Fund and personalised your page you can email the link out to all of your friends and family and ask them to make a donation or light a candle in memory. We hope that this will become a positive focus for you all to remember this special person in you life.
What do I have to do once my page is set up and friends and family have been notified?
This page is a last lasting memorial to your loved one, and you can use the page to remember them in many ways. As the fund holder you will be able to log on at any time and change the text, add an update or upload new photos. If you or your friends and family choose to take part in a challenge event you can also link your tribute page to your sponsorship page and thereby take part in a challenge in their memory. For more ideas of how to make the most of this fund take a look at the growing your fund section.