Give in memory

Remembering a Loved One

Many families and friends choose to remember their loved ones, the care, treatment and support they received at the Hospice, by fundraising or donating in their memory, helping us continue to support and care for more patients, families and carers, like theirs, in our community.

Every donation we receive, no matter the size, will make a difference as we are a local, self-funding charity. We are reliant on the generosity from our community to help us reach the £500,000 we need each and every year to continue to provide our vital services to patients with a terminal illness.

There are many ways to give in memory:

One off donation

Every penny raised through donations goes towards the continuing care of our patients. We hope your loved one truly benefitted from the close-knit community and palliative care we strive hard to deliver at Bedford Daycare Hospice. If a one off donation is your preferred way to remember your loved one, please click through to our donations page.

Donations in lieu of funeral or memorial flowers

You may prefer to ask your family and friends to make a donation to Bedford Daycare Hospice instead of flowers at a funeral or memorial service.

We can provide you with our donation envelopes and by completing the simple Gift Aid declaration your family and friends can increase the value of their donation by 25%, at no extra cost to them. We will write to notify you of the total amount raised in your loved one’s memory and thank everyone individually for their donation if we have their contact details.

Alternatively, you may wish to speak with your Funeral Director who will be able to accept cheques and cash donations on our behalf. We will send you an acknowledgement to notify you of the total amount raised in your loved one’s memory. Everyone will be thanked individually if we have their contact details.

Any further donations we receive by post, telephone or online will also be thanked and we will write to notify you of who has kindly donated.

Regular giving

You may choose to continue to support us and make a regular donation either monthly, quarterly or annually, many supporters do this to remember an anniversary or birthday of someone special.

Taking part in our fundraising events

Many of our patients and their families make friends with other patients during their time at the Hospice and taking part in our fundraising events is a lovely way to keep those friendships going after the loss of a loved one.

For information about our programme of events, or for fundraising ideas, please visit our fundraising & events page.

However you pay tribute, the memory of your loved one will live on forever at Bedford Daycare Hospice. Your donation will help us to keep on caring for people living through a terminal illness – and support their families too – for generations to come.

For further advice, or to talk about how best to remember your loved one, please contact Jinny Shoosmith on 01234 352 015 or by sending an email.