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Donations in place of flowers

As an alternative to flowers, more and more people are now electing to have money given to a specific charity in memory of the deceased. In this way a charity that has meant something to the deceased or their family can receive donations that they would otherwise not have.

We offer a service to all our clients whereby we will collect donations for any registered charity on their behalf. We do this both prior to, and for five weeks following the funeral.

Donate in memory of a loved oneIf you elect to have donations given, please be aware that we can only accept them for registered charities. Our preferred method for donations is via our online funds, as these are processed weekly and Gift Aid is automatically collected on all eligible donations. The next-of-kin, or other nominated contact will receive a notification via email of all donations made online, and how much has been raised.

When instructed we will include details for charitable donations in any death notice placed in the local papers.

Below is a small selection of charities we have recently forwarded donations to:

  • Cancer Research UK
  • The Hospice of St Francis
  • Rennie Grove Hospice Care
  • RNIB
  • National Asthma Campaign
  • DogsTrust
  • RSPCA
  • NSPCC
  • RSPB

In the past 11 years (the time we have been recording donations) we have passed over £850,000 to the charities we deal with - with over £184,000 of that amount going to The Hospice of St Francis. So as you can see, this can be a great way of raising a lot of money for good causes and leaving a lasting legacy in memory of your loved one.

Ways to donate

Donations may be made online via our partner, Memory Giving, or by sending a cheque via our offices. We regret that we are unable to accept cash donations.

By cheque:

If you would like to donate by cheque, please make a cheque payable to the charity nominated by the family. Where there is more than one charity nominated, you can make a cheque payable to either of them, or multiple cheques, each payable to one charity. Please DO NOT make a single cheque payable to multiple charities, as it cannot be split. Please also do not make cheques payable to J. Worley Funeral Directors, as we are unable to cash these and they will be returned to your bank.

Please ensure that you include details of who the cheque is memory of and your details, so that we may correctly inform the family of your donation.

Cheques should be sent to our office at 48 Lawn Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP3 9HL, or handed to our staff at the funeral. Cheques will be held for five weeks following the funeral and then sent to the charity.

Online:

Follow the link below to be taken to our partners at Memory Giving. There, you will find a list of open donation funds.

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Gift Aid (add to your donation for nothing!)

When you donate online you will be given the option to add Gift Aid. If you are a UK tax payer, this will enable the charity to claim 25% of your donation back from the government, making every pound you donate worth £1.25.

If you are sending a cheque, you can download our printable Gift Aid Declaration. If you are donating online, you simply need to fill in the relevant section as you complete the online form.

We do not charge an administration fee for this service, it is included in our professional fee. Memory Giving charge a percentage fee from each donation, however this is usually offset by the reclaimed Gift Aid. We do not hold any charitable donations in our own accounts and it is for this reason that we regret that we cannot accept cash donations or cheques payable to J. Worley. All donations are recorded by us when received at our offices, Memory Giving maintain a list of all online donations. Names and other details supplied with donations may be passed to the recipient charity and the funeral instructor for acknowledgement purposes.

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Memory Giving - Open donations
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About Memory Giving

"Memory Giving was created in 2010 by two brothers, eager to enhance the experience and effectiveness of in memoriam giving. We have a longstanding knowledge in giving, collecting, and accounting for charitable donations in memory of the deceased.

Over £80m is given in memory each year by family and friends in the UK. As most donations are personal gifts, most of this would qualify for Gift Aid. However as the donations are nearly all made by cheque, only a tiny fraction is ever claimed.

We have set about to create a solution that works for the donor, the bereaved family, the funeral director and charities.

We make no charge for charities to register or use the site."