We are aware that this is a particularly challenging time for everyone, but we know it may be especially difficult for those who have lost a loved one and for those who cannot say goodbye as they would wish. We’re here for you. If there’s anything we can help you with, please contact our supporter care team by phoning 0300 3300 740 or emailing supportercare@stroke.org.uk. If you have questions about stroke, our Stroke Helpline is also here for you. You may also find helpful information on our emotional support webpages.

We recommend following the latest Government guidelines on planning and attending a funeral. You can find information on the England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland government web pages.

Organising a collection

We know that organising a funeral can be a difficult time, even without the current restrictions. It’s our hope that we can help to make the funeral collection process as straightforward as possible. 

Although we know it’s not the same as being together physically, our online Tribute funds are a place where you can share photos, videos and memories with family and friends. Alternatively, you may wish to set up a JustGiving page in their memory.

We’re also here to support you if you’re planning on a memorial or celebration of life event at a later date.

Our Supporter Care Team are on hand to answer any questions you may have about organising a collection. You can contact them on 0300 3300 740 or by emailing supportercare@stroke.org.uk.

Sending in donations

At this current time, the processing of any donations made by post will be delayed, so please do pay in your donations online or contact us by phone.

When paying in donations, we’d like to make sure that we process and acknowledge the donation correctly, so please let us know the following:

  • The name of the person the donation is being made in memory of.
  • Your name, address and relationship to the person the donation is being made in memory of.

Please send all cheques and collection envelopes to: 

Supporter Care Team
Stroke Association
1 Sterling Business Park
Salthouse Road

When returning collection envelopes, please ensure they are sealed safely within another envelope before sending to the above address. If you have collected cash, please do not send this to us through the post. Please bank the cash and send us a cheque for the equivalent amount or alternatively you can call our Supporter Care Team on 0300 3300 740 and make a donation over the phone.

Funeral and memorial information

When someone dies, it can be an emotional time and it may feel difficult to know what you need to do next. The pages below offer a great deal of advice and information:

Information for funeral professionals

We’re very grateful for the support that funeral professionals show us – both independently and on behalf of their clients. We aim to make collecting donations as simple as possible. Take a look at our dedicated page for funeral professionals for more information.

We understand that this is a difficult and challenging time for everyone, especially for those who've lost a loved one or are planning a funeral. Please know that our thoughts are with you and we’re here to help. If there's anything we can support you with, please contact us by calling 0300 3300 740 or emailing supportercare@stroke.org.uk