2020 has been a challenging year for many, but it’s been particularly difficult for those who have lost a love one or have been grieving during the pandemic. Many families who have experienced a death during lockdown are finding comfort in planning a memorial event to celebrate the life of their loved one at a time when larger gatherings are able to go ahead.

If you are planning a memorial event and would like to talk to someone about including a fundraising angle or collection, please contact our Supporter Care Team on supportercare@stroke.org.uk or 0300 3300 740.

Arranging a collection

A really easy way to arrange a collection is to set up a Tribute Fund in your loved one’s memory. Tribute Funds are an online space where you can share stories, memories, photos and videos of your loved one with friends and family. All you would need to do is set up a Tribute Fund and share the link with everyone attending the memorial event.

If you are wishing to organise a cash collection at your memorial event, you may be interested in our collection envelopes. 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

Paying 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.

Lighting a candle of remembrance

We know that people remember loved ones in lots of different ways, and we have been told that lighting a candle of remembrance can bring a comfort to many. If you’re interested in our Stroke Association Candles, you can visit our online shop. All of the money raised from our candles goes towards funding stroke research and helping people affected by stroke.