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Donate in Memory

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is both a positive way to celebrate a life while helping other families to receive our care when they need it most. 
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We understand that making a donation in memory of someone who has died is very personal to each individual. We hope that some of the options shown below will provide a meaningful way for you to pay tribute to the loved one that you miss.  

For more information on anything mentioned on this page, please contact Charlotte Willis on 01708 771417 or send her an email.  

Donations in memory


One-off donations are often made by those wishing to pay tribute to their loved one on a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary. These can also be collected from well-wishers at funerals or made in lieu of flowers. 

The hospice can provide special envelopes for collections, or you can send cheques made payable to Saint Francis Hospice. Please send these to: Saint Francis Hospice, The Hall, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford, Essex, RM4 1QH.

Alternatively, you can make a donation online.    

Our Memory Tree is a stunning, ever-changing handmade sculpture and a beautiful focus point within Saint Francis Hospice. Each of its 500 copper, brass and aluminium leaves can be engraved with the name of a loved one.  

The rocks which lie at the foot of the tree each represent those who have left donations for the hospice in their wills. With one in five of our patients owing their care and support to a legacy donation, these really are the foundations on which our hospice rests.    

You can keep a leaf on the tree for one year at a suggested donation of £120 or indefinitely by setting up a direct debit at £10 per month (for a minimum of 12 months). Visit our Memory Tree page for more information including how to dedicate a leaf.  


Tribute Fund

By setting up a tribute fund in memory of a loved one, you extend their legacy by ensuring that all funds donated to Saint Francis Hospice from you, your family or friends are given in their name. Tribute Funds may start with funeral donations but we can also backdate donations therefore it can be set up at any time.   

Whether or not your loved one received care from Saint Francis Hospice, you can set up a Tribute Fund in their name.  This unique and personal way to pay tribute to someone who is dearly missed honours their memory by providing a positive focus for everyone who knew them.   

Online tribute

You can set up an online memorial tribute page dedicated to your loved one and personalise it with photographs, music and messages. 

You have complete control over the site, which can be accessed by friends and family wherever they may be in the world. You can also light candles and make donations to Saint Francis Hospice in their memory. 

If you have set up a Tribute Fund at the hospice, all donations made on to your Much Loved page will also be attributed to your fund to help it grow. 

To get started either visit our page and follow the instructions or contact Karen Freeman, who will be happy to assist you, using the contact details at the top of the page.


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