Funeral collections

Information and support for families and funeral directors planning to collect donations for Winston’s Wish in memory of a loved one at a funeral or memorial service.

A bereaved child who would benefit from funeral donations support

Giving in memory at funeral or memorial services

We know that planning a funeral or memorial service for a loved one is an emotionally difficult time. Thank you for making the incredible decision to support Winston’s Wish at such a difficult time. Asking friends and family to donate in memory of your loved one, or in lieu of flowers is a thoughtful way to honour their memory. Below you will find information on how to collect and return funeral and memorial donations, as well as the resources we can provide to support you.

If you, or anyone you know, needs advice or support with supporting a bereaved child or young person, please call us, free of charge, on 08088 020 021, email or use our online chat.

Collecting funeral donations

Your funeral directors can support with collecting donations and we can provide a number of free-of-charge resources to help you collection donations for Winston’s Wish at the service:

  • Pew cards: These let family and friends know that their gifts in memory will support Winston’s Wish
  • Donation envelopes: These envelopes include Gift Aid forms that can allow us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated at no extra cost
  • Memorial information: Leaflets about Winston’s Wish so family and friends can see how donations will make a difference to grieving children
  • Online Tribute Fund: Create an online tribute page and share the link with friends and family, or include it in the order of service so everyone knows how to make donations.


Please contact us on for more information or to request any of these resources.

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Returning your donations

Thank you so much for collecting donations for Winston’s Wish at your loved one’s funeral. Funeral directors and family members can send these donations to us by cheque, bank transfer or use our online donation form. Click below for more information on how to return donations safely and securely, including our FREEPOST address and bank details. You can also call us on 01242 515 157 or email

Please provide the following information so we can make sure we process and acknowledge your donation correctly:

  • The name of 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

Other ways to give in memory

Tribute funds for Winston's Wish

Tribute Funds are your own individual website where friends and family can share special memories and make online donations to celebrate your loved one’s life.

Donate to Winston's Wish
Make a donation

You can make a one-off or regular monthly donation to Winston’s Wish in memory of your loved one and help us support grieving children, young people and their families.

Fundraise for Winston's Wish
Fundraise in memory

Take on a challenge, arrange an event or take part in one of our fundraising campaigns and raise money for Winston’s Wish in memory of your loved one.