Your tribute fund is a lasting way to remember someone special, it is yours to personalise and grow as you wish. How you choose to do this us up to you, but here are a few pointers to get you started.
Collect donations in memory
Instead of friends bringing flowers to the funeral, you may choose to ask them to make a donation to your tribute page.
Make gifts on special occasions
You can mark a birthday on anniversary by making a donation in memory of your loved one, or ‘light a candle’ and take a moment to remember times you spent with them.
Bring your Bear
Bring your Bear is a fundraising event designed for schools and nurseries; children pay £2 to bring their bear to school. The school can make a day of it by holding a teddy bears’ picnic and other fun events. This is a good way to get children involved in growing your tribute fund and giving them a positive way to remember a loved one. For more information go to www.action.org.uk/byb
Take on a challenge event
From running a marathon to trekking to Machu Picchu, we have a selection of challenge event you can take on in memory of the important person you have lost. If you have been inspired by someone amazing why not take a on a challenge in their memory. The feeling of achievement of completing your challenge is even better when you know you have done this to celebrate the life of someone extraordinary. For full listings of our challenge events visit www.action.org.uk/get_involved.
Put on a fundraising event
Whether it’s a cake sale, or arranging a football tournament there are lots of ways to raise funds in memory while getting your friends and family involved. Take inspiration from experiences shared. If you’re raising funds in memory of someone who loved strolling in the countryside, why not arrange a sponsored walk? If they were mad for karaoke how about an x-factor night!