'Light Up a Memory'
These strange times have highlighted the importance of family, friends, and loved ones more than ever before.
Here at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, we are the beating heart for all the community and during this difficult year, where we have faced separation from family and friends, we want to take a moment of reflection, to hope for a brighter future for those going through difficult times, and remember those no longer with us.
Join us as we celebrate the lives of loved ones by lighting up a light in their memory.
Your light will shine, representing all the love and special times you shared together.
Remembering a loved one through making a gift in their memory to East Lancashire Hospital Trust's charity is a wonderful way to celebrate their life.
A regular or single donation can make a difference for patients throughout the Trust and whichever area of the hospital you choose to support, from individual wards to specialisms, from state-of-the-art equipment to cutting-edge medical research, you can be sure that your donation will help the cause closest to you and your family’s hearts.
If you are unsure which area you would like to give a gift to, we have a main fund for those areas that are in the greatest need, a fund which is committed to improving patient experience across East Lancashire.
Create an 'In Memory' fundraising page
Online fundraising is becoming increasingly popular, so you may wish to consider setting up an online page for funeral donations or to raise money in memory of your loved one at an event. By printing the webpage address on the Order of Service or fundraising materials, you can offer an easy alternative for those that wish to donate online.
Memory Giving can set up a donation page for your loved one when the appointed funeral director is not already using our service. Please check with your funeral director, then click here to complete the form. Memory Giving will do the rest.
JustGiving offers a safe and secure way of collecting donations and sponsorship monies online and enables you to set up a JustGiving In Memory page in a few clicks. Monies raised are then automatically donated to ELHT&Me.
If you would like the monies raised to benefit a specific area of the hospital please just let us know in the information/notes section.
Donations in lieu of flowers at a funeral
If you are arranging a funeral and would like to suggest a donation to ELHT&Me to family and friends instead of a floral tribute, please speak to the funeral director. They will be able to offer you advice and will pass all donations received at the service on to ELHT&Me.
We are able to provide donation envelopes for the funeral service and can send them either directly to you, to pass on to relatives, friends and colleagues, or we can post them to the funeral director so they will be available at the funeral or memorial service.
The envelopes also give the donor the opportunity to sign for Gift Aid which generates an extra 25p for every pound donated. You can also request collection envelopes if family and friends wish to make private donations. When all donations have been received, we will inform you of the total amount raised in memory of your loved one.
Paying in a funeral collection
If you haven’t used donation envelopes, a quick and simple way to donate a funeral collection or make a one-off donation in memory is to use JustGiving - www.justgiving.com/elhtcf