Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a positive way to celebrate a life whilst helping other families to receive our care when they need it most.
At Cransley Hospice, we know that dealing with a loss can be very difficult, particularly on an anniversary, at Christmas and on other special occasions. Everybody finds their own way, and everyone will know what is best for them.We hope that some of the options shown below will provide a meaningful way for you to pay tribute to the loved one that you miss.
Donations in memory
These can be collected from well-wishers at funerals or made in lieu of flowers.
One-off donations are often made by those wishing to pay tribute to their loved one on a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary.
The hospice can provide special envelopes for collections, or you can send cheques made payable to Cransley Hospice Trust to:
Cransley Hospice Fundraising Office, St Mary’s Hospital, 77 London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7PW or you can make a donation online.
Often, family members and friends of the deceased want to do something positive and lasting in celebration of their loved one’s life. By setting up a tribute fund in memory of a loved one, you extend their legacy by ensuring that all funds donated to Cransley Hospice from you, your family or friends are given in their name.
Tribute Funds may start with funeral donations but we can also backdate donations therefore it can be set up at any time. Whether or not your loved one received care from Cransley Hospice, you can set up a Tribute Fund in their name. This unique and personal way to pay tribute to someone who is dearly missed, honours their memory by providing a positive focus for everyone who knew them.
You can set up an online memorial tribute page dedicated to your loved one and personalise it with photographs, music and messages.
You have complete control over the site, which can be accessed by friends and family wherever they may be in the world. You can also light candles and make donations to Cransley Hospice in their memory.
If you have set up a Tribute Fund at the hospice, all donations made to your page will also be attributed to your fund to help it grow.
Tree of Lights
Christmas can be particularly difficult following bereavement. It can trigger many different emotions including celebration and remembrance.
Tree of Lights gives us the opportunity to remember and celebrate a life in a positive way.
People from all faiths and beliefs are invited to remember a loved one or to honour a friend, relative or colleague with our special Tree of Lights services.
We will acknowledge your gift with a card, or alternatively, we can send a card on your behalf if your light is a gift for someone else.
Cransley Hospice holds two Tree of Lights services in Kettering and Wellingborough in early December.