Fundraising ideas

How you choose to fundraise in memory of your loved one is a very personal decision that your family and friends will want to discuss together. However, if you need some help getting started, we have some fundraising suggestions you may find useful.

Our research is powered by your support and donations, whatever you are able to give will make a difference in helping us beat heartbreak forever. 

Share your Gift of Hope page

Letting families and friends know that they can use your page to give in memory is the easiest way to start fundraising. Use the Facebook and Twitter buttons on your page, or email the link.

Funeral donations

When you share your Gift of Hope page, you can pass on information about the funeral arrangements. Friends and family can use your page to make a donation to the BHF instead of buying flowers.

We also have collection envelopes that you can use at the funeral. If you'd like to order these please contact our Customer Services Centre on 0300 330 3322 or email

Organise your own fundraising event

Our site enables you to set up your own events so you can raise money any way you like. There are many ways you can bring people together to remember the life of someone special. You can organise a pub quiz or cake sale. Alternatively, you could arrange a meal or party where you, family and friends can share stories and memories of your loved one. Need some inspiration? Take a look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas to get started. 

We have plenty of fundraising tips to help you plan and promote your event, as well as free downloadable resources such as poster templates and press releases. 

All the donations from these events will be added to your main Gift of Hope fund page. 

Special occasions and anniversaries

Once created, your Gift of Hope page will stay open as long as you want. Family and friends will be able to remember your loved one by making gifts on special occasions. Many supporters choose to give on a birthday or anniversary.

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