Last­ing trib­utes to as­sist oth­ers

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

THIS year, Ren­nie Grove Hospice Care has launched a new way for peo­ple to re­mem­ber loved ones who have passed away.

For­ever Loved Funds are an on­line trib­ute that give peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to bring to­gether per­sonal de­tails, pho­tos, videos, favourite mu­sic and mem­o­ries on ded­i­cated web pages to build a last­ing and fit­ting trib­ute.

Gil­lian Bar­nett, direc­tor of fundrais­ing and mar­ket­ing at Ren­nie Grove, said: “A For­ever Loved Fund is very flex­i­ble. You choose when to cre­ate it and also what you want to in­clude.

“Af­ter you have set up a fund, you can share it among fam­ily and friends to in­vite them to leave spe­cial mes­sages.

“It can be a last­ing way to en­sure your loved one’s name lives on and pro­vides a place for ev­ery­one to go to and share their thoughts and mem­o­ries.

“It can also be a won­der­ful le­gacy, al­low­ing fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to get to know and be in­spired by those no longer with us.”

A For­ever Loved Fund can also be used to raise money for Ren­nie Grove in mem­ory of your loved one.

This is par­tic­u­larly help­ful for those who have de­cided to raise funds for the char­ity and who want to keep a tally of how much has been raised.

Gil­lian added: “Many fam­i­lies find that rais­ing money for Ren­nie Grove in mem­ory of their loved one is a re­ally pos­i­tive way to hon­our them and it can re­ally help some peo­ple to come to terms with their loss.

“Some start fundrais­ing by ask­ing for dona­tions in­stead of fu­neral flow­ers and var­i­ous fam­ily mem­bers might then go on to take part in spon­sored events.

“Hav­ing one cen­tral place to bring to­gether all of th­ese fundrais­ing ef­forts is a fan­tas­tic way to record and show ev­ery­thing that has been done in a loved one’s mem­ory and it of­ten in­spires fur­ther fundrais­ing.

“Not only is it re­ward­ing to see the to­tal rise but it is also com­fort­ing to know that the money raised will help other pa­tients and fam­i­lies cope with life-lim­it­ing ill­ness.”

It only takes a few min­utes to set up a For­ever Loved Fund.

It is free to do and can re­main on­line for as long as you wish.

If you would like to launch a For­ever Loved Fund, sim­ply fol­low the straight­for­ward in­struc­tions at www. ren­niegrove.org/ foreverloved or call the For­ever Loved team, on 01442 890222.

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