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'In memory' donations

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Donate in memory

Giving in memory of a loved one is a
wonderful way to pay tribute to their life. Donate online

When we lose someone, the memories we have of them mean everything.

Giving to Shelter in honour of a loved one is one way to continue their story, as well as support future generations to change theirs.

There are several ways you can give to us in memory of someone special, please read our booklet for full details.

Set up a tribute fund

With an online tribute fund you can create a dedicated page for friends and family to remember a loved one. On this page, you can share photos, music, and memories you have of them, while raising money for us.

You can set up a personalised tribute fund quickly and easily using MuchLoved or Just Giving.

Organise a funeral collection

If you’d like to set up a funeral collection, we can send you donation envelopes or collection boxes in the post. We also have lapel stickers available.

Get in touch with inmemory@shelter.org.uk, or alternatively, ask your funeral director to collect donations, and send them on to us at the above postal address.

Organise an event

If you want to organise your own event in memory of someone, we can provide Shelter branded materials - such as balloons and collection boxes – and you could promote the event using our Shelter poster.

Alternatively, you could take part in one of our many challenge events. Teaming up with friends or family can be a nice way of coming together to celebrate the life of a loved one.

Harry Skydiving for Shelter

Harry participated in a skydive in memory of a friend - photo copyright: Harry Alford

Include Shelter in your funeral wishes

If you want to request that donations are made to us as part of your own funeral wishes, you should ensure that either the executors of your will know, or that it’s included in the details of your funeral. Our funeral wishes form may help.

The difference your donation could make

  • £30 could pay for six people to get housing advice online via a webchat.
  • £50 could pay for five families to get support from our helpline and help them get back on their feet.
  • £157 could pay for one family to get the vital legal advice they need to keep their home.
  • £500 could help 20 families get the face-to-face advice they need to avoid losing their home.

We’re grateful that you’ve thought of us during this time.

Because of your generosity, we can continue to support people in urgent need, and keep on campaigning for safe, secure, affordable housing for everyone.

Get help with bereavement from the Cruse Bereavement Care website or call their free helpline on 0808 808 1677.