We are aware that this is a particularly challenging time for everyone, but it can be especially difficult for those who have lost a loved one. You can 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.

Organising a collection

We know that organising a funeral can be a difficult time. It’s our hope that we can help to make the funeral collection process as straightforward as possible. 

If you are organising a collection in memory of a loved one, we can provide collection envelopes to give to family and friends at the memorial service. These envelopes are a really effective way to donate as they are eligible for Gift Aid, this means that any donation is boosted by an extra 25% - you can find out more about Gift Aid here. To request our envelopes, please call our Supporter Care Team on 0300 3300 740 or email supportercare@stroke.org.uk

Alternatively, you can organise an online collection by setting up a Tribute Fund and sharing your fund with friends and family.

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. Alternatively, you can contact your local fundraising team.

Sending in donations

At this current time, the processing of any donations made by post will be delayed, so please do contact us by phone instead, where possible.

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
Northampton
NN4 7EX

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.

By encouraging Gift Aid envelopes to be used at memorial services, funeral professionals help us to receive an additional 25p for every pound donated. The simplest way to enable this is by informing families of our collection envelopes.

You can also make a payment over the phone by calling us on 0300 3300 740 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm). When you do pay in donations, please let us know the contact details for the next of kin so that we can acknowledge their generous support.

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