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Donate in memory

Donate in memory

Thank you for exploring how to donate to CALM in memory of a loved one. Losing someone to suicide is different to any other kind of bereavement, which means it can be very isolating and lonely. If you’re struggling after the loss of a loved, support is available, you are not alone. You can find out more about bereavement through suicide and supporting CALM in memory of a loved one here. If you need further advice, please contact us.

How to donate in memory

To make a direct donation to CALM in memory of someone:

  • Head to thecalmzone.net/donate
  • Input the amount you would like to donate and click ‘donate now’
  • When asked ‘Is this donation in memory of someone?’ select yes and tell us their name so we can record your donation in their memory
  • Complete the rest of the form and click ‘donate’
  • CALM will receive your donation, which will help us continue our life-saving work. You will receive a receipt of payment from our service provider upon donation, and one of our team will be in touch to say thank you. 

If you need further advice, please contact us.

How to take funeral collections

Many people celebrate the life of a loved one by asking for donations at their funeral or memorial service. We know the events of 2020 have changed funeral attendance and so if you’re a family member or funeral director making arrangements to collect donations in memory, we hope the options below will help you with your plans.

Create a tribute page  You can Set up a JustGiving Tribute page which you can share with friends and family; they will be able to donate directly, and you will be able to see all the donations raised in your loved one’s memory. This is also a way for people who can’t join you due to COVID restrictions to remember your loved one and contribute to a collection in their memory. Donating using a Tribute Page also helps your donations to reach us swiftly, as currently we have limited access to postal donations.

  • Head to CALM’s Just Giving page and click ‘fundraise for us’
  • Log in or sign up as instructed
  • You will be prompted to select ‘what are you doing’, scroll down to ‘remembering someone’ and click ‘start’
  • Fill in the information asked about who you are remembering, then click ‘create your page’. 
  • You will then be able to share your Tribute page in memory of your loved one with those who may want to donate

Donate on the CALM Site Ask your friends and family to donate directly on CALM’s website. They can let us know who they are remembering and we will add it to the gifts given in your loved one’s name.

Collect at the service Funeral directors can help you organise collections at your service. CALM currently has limited access to post and delivery is irregular. If possible please don’t send us cheques for the time being but rather utilise one of the options described above – if you have already sent us a cheque please get in touch.

How to fundraise in memory

Many people who fundraise for CALM do so in memory of a loved one and there are many ways to do this.

If you’re looking for how to get started, or some ideas on what to do, head here to find out more about fundraising in memory.

If you need further advice about your plans, please contact us.

CALM is here, no matter what

It can be really hard to deal with a loss through suicide. Read more about bereavement by suicide, the resources and support available to you, your family or friends after experiencing a loss.

If you’re struggling after the loss of a loved one the CALM helpline is there to support you. CALM is open from 5pm to midnight every day. Talk to CALM’s professional helpline staff.