Losing a loved one is always difficult. You may have chosen to donate to us because you have lost someone to domestic abuse, or maybe they were passionate about eradicating violence against women and girls and creating a more equal society.
Whatever the reason, gifting in memory celebrates the life of a loved one whilst helping so many others to get the support they need to escape abuse.
We understand that donating in memory of a loved one can be both incredibly rewarding and triggering. If you’re struggling with the death of a loved one, please know you’re not alone. There is support out there to help you through your grief. We have listed the contact details of organisations who will be able to help on this page.
Donating in memory
Donating to Women’s Aid will help us bring an end to domestic abuse. Every single penny donated will be spent where the need is greatest – ensuring our lifesaving services are there for those who need it most. When you give a gift in memory, there is the option to leave a message about the person you’re celebrating. If you feel comfortable and ready, we’d love to hear about them.
Many choose to celebrate the life of a loved one by asking for donations in lieu of funeral flowers. You can either ask family or friends to donate directly to Women’s Aid or ask the funeral director to support organising a collection at the service. If you would like to discuss this more, reach out to our team for more information.
MuchLoved is a platform where you can create a personalised and free online tribute page in memory of a loved one, enabling you to store all your favourite memories, videos and photos in one place, as well as accepting donations and Gift Aid to a charity of your choice. Women’s Aid is registered on MuchLoved, and we are able to support if you have any questions on setting up a tribute page.
Fundraising in memory
Get together with friends, family, and colleagues, and hold an event in memory of your loved one. Celebrate and remember their passions and their life with an event they would enjoy.
We’re on hand to help so get in touch with us or check out our fundraising ideas for inspiration.
‘Running the Great North Run helped me feel close to Alice’
Sue’s daughter, Alice, was only 24 when she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Struggling to come to terms with her daughter’s death, Sue decided to run a half marathon to raise money for Women’s Aid.
‘Alice was beautiful, kind, generous and clever. Women’s Aid was a charity close to her heart. Their mission is inspirational, and the more people know about them, the greater their impact.’
Support services available
If you are struggling to cope with the death of a loved one, please reach out for help.
We understand that losing a loved one is a deeply difficult and upsetting experience. If you’re not quite ready to fundraise in their memory yet but want to support our mission to end domestic abuse, that is okay. There are other ways to help us work towards a world where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.