Writing your story
A JustGiving page allows you to remember someone and collect donations for a charity you care about. Write about their life and personalise your page by including videos and photos too.
Make it personal
If this a special charity or cause, tell people why. People are more likely to give if they know why the cause is important to you.
When people donate, ask if they can share a memory or story about your loved one. Your page will become a place filled with lovely memories which you can keep forever.
Some may not understand the financial cost of losing someone. By outlining exactly what the money is needed for will mean your supporters are more likely to give more generously.
Reach out to say thank you
When you’re ready, send a personalised message to those who donated and say a big thank you. Let them know how much their donation means to you.
Sharing your page
At a memorial
If you’re asking for donations in lieu of flowers, you could use a QR code for any printed material. Your family and friends will scan the code and be taken directly to your JustGiving page to donate. Find out more here.
There are lots of ways you can share over social media. Find out how here. If you’re not ready to post about it publicly, there are other ways to send a personal message via email or WhatsApp.
With the community
If the person you are raising money on behalf of was part of a club or local community why not create a poster for your fundraising page to let people know they can contribute. Include a QR code so it is easy for people to find the link to your fundraising page. Find out more here.
Take part in an event
Lots of people take part in events to raise money for a charity in memory of their loved one. If you’re training for a big event, or want to get started, find out more by clicking here.
Organise your own event
An event to remember someone whilst raising money for costs or for a charity is a lovely way to remember someone and talk. Cake sales, pub quizzes, coffee mornings or dinners are a lovely way to bring people together.