Remembering a Loved One
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When someone special to you dies, you may wish to think of meaningful ways to remember them while also making a positive impact in their memory. We are always so thankful for those who choose to turn their love and loss into something that makes a difference for our patients and their families.
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Ways to Donate in Memory
Forever in our Hearts Tribute Funds
Creating an online Tribute Fund is a heartfelt way to raise funds in memory of a loved one during special moments like birthdays and anniversaries. Friends and family can share precious memories, pictures and stories and light digital candles in memory. Your tribute fund can be personalised to suit your needs and you are always in control of how it is used and who can see it.
Funeral and Memorial Collections
Choosing to support Manchester Foundation Trust Charity during your loved one’s funeral or memorial service is a truly special way to commemorate their life, and we are incredibly grateful for your support during this difficult time.
Whether it’s a one-time gift or suggesting donations instead of flowers, you’re creating a meaningful tribute with a donation that can be a heartfelt way to celebrate them.
Join a Fundraising Event or Create Your Own
From marathons to skydives, there are countless ways to fundraise in memory of your loved one
Whether you’re a talented baker, a musical maestro, or a quiz enthusiast, harness your skills to pay tribute to someone special.
Leave a Gift in Your Will
Leaving a gift in your Will is a powerful way to remember someone dear to you and to contribute to the ongoing improvement of healthcare for our family of hospitals across Greater Manchester.
Ben & Cath
In 2022, Ben and Cath went through the unimaginable and lost their little boy Arlo. Faced with a grief that no parent should have to experience, they received support from Saint Mary’s Hospital’s specialist bereavement service. Thanks to expert staff and facilities funded by our Charity, Ben and Cath were able to create special memories with Arlo in a safe and supportive environment.
Since the launch of Saint Mary’s Hospital’s Bereavement Service in 2013, it has supported over 1,000 families in Manchester.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Setting up an online tribute page is easy to set up and is a lasting way to remember your loved one and raise funds for one of our family of 10 NHS hospitals. Create your online tribute here Forever in Our Hearts Tribute Funds.
You can support a specific hospital by including the hospital name in the title section when you create your tribute fund. If you choose not to select an individual hospital, your fundraising will be assigned to our general fund, supporting priorities across our family of NHS hospitals.
Most online fundraising sites do charge a small transaction fee; however this will be a small percentage of the money you have raised. We do ask that if you have any offline fundraising to pay in, you send it directly to the charity team and not pay it in via your online page to avoid any fees.
For online donations, we suggest you consider a Forever in our Hearts Tribute Fund as this will make it quick and simple for friends and family to support your fundraising. Create your online tribute here Forever in Our Hearts Tribute Funds
There are several ways to get funeral donations to us –
- Via our website – You can easily make a donation on our website – please make sure to leave a comment with the hospital you wish to support and the reason for your donation.
- Cheque – Please make the cheque payable to Manchester Foundation Trust Charity. If you wish to support a specific hospital, please make the cheque out to that hospital. Send your cheque to Manchester Foundation Trust Charity, Citylabs 1.0, Maurice Watkins Building, Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9NQ. Please include a covering letter with your contact details, the hospital you wish to support and the name of the deceased.
- Bank transfer – Please contact us on 0161 276 4522 for our bank details.
- By phone – Please call us on 0161 276 4522 and a member of the team will be able to take your payment over the phone.
Can you provide me with funeral collection envelopes?
- To request collection envelopes so that family and friends can use to make private donations, please call our office 0161 276 4522.
You can set up a direct debit to leave a regular gift to the charity by completing our direct debit form and returning it to us using our freepost address below. Please let us know that your regular gift is in memory of your loved one in a covering letter.
Manchester Foundation Trust Charity
Maurice Watkins Building
There are various ways to increase your in memory fundraising. Popular options include hosting community events such as bake sales, collections or charity balls. Participating in challenge events like running, cycling, or trekking is another impactful way to raise funds. See the events we currently have available here.
For every £1 we receive, 25p is spent on our Charity’s operational and fundraising costs and 75p directly supports our hospitals, patients and staff.
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