Using and updating your Fund in Memory
We want to help you make your Fund in Memory a special place to come together in your loved one’s name, celebrate their life and raise money for world-class breast cancer research and life-changing care.
As the fund grows with your memories, so will its power to bring hope to others. That’s why we’ve done our best to make sharing and personalising your fund simple and straightforward.
Changes you can make to your fund
It’s not always easy to know where to start when you first set up your Fund in Memory. Lots of people begin by adding a few words of remembrance, some photos of their loved one and a personal message to thank friends and family when they make a donation.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure how you want your fund to look right away – you can come back whenever you’d like to change, update or remove any pictures and messages.
You can post updates, which will appear on your fund’s activity wall next to donations and fundraising events. You can use these updates to share stories and memories, or to tell people about the progress the fund is making and how you’re getting on.
Over time, your fund will fill with memories, photos, stories and donations. Watching it grow can be a comforting experience for you and others, and we’ll be here to make sure your fund becomes the tribute to your loved one that you’re looking for.
When you start a fund or set up an event page, you’ll need to create an account and a password. You can log in to your account at any time to update your fund and make changes.
If you’ve forgotten your password, let us know and we’ll send you an email to reset it. If you’re struggling to access your account, or you’re not sure which email you used to sign up, give us a call and we’ll do our best to help.
Sharing your fund
Telling friends and family about your fund is a wonderful way to remember and celebrate everything your loved one meant to you.
It’s your place to come together and celebrate their life, which is why friends and family can also leave messages, upload photos, donate to the fund or set up an event fundraising page.
Sharing your fund is easy; here are some tips on the best ways to do it:
- Post a link to your fund on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or any other social media site – there are buttons on your fund which make this really simple.
- Your fund will have its own unique web address, personalised by you – why not send this to your email address book?
Adding donations made offline
If you receive any cheque or cash donations that are sent in offline, we can add them to your fund for you. Get in touch with Nancy by email at email@example.com or phone 020 7960 3508 with the donation details and we’ll make sure they are added to your Fund in Memory.
Please do not send cash through the post. If you have cash donations you would like to add to your fund, we ask that you bank it and make a donation directly to your fund or send in a cheque instead. Alternatively, if you get in touch we can send you a paying in slip you can use to pay cash in at the bank.
Where do I send cheques in?
If you have a cheque to send in please remember to include a covering note with your contact details and confirming you’d like your donation added to your Fund in Memory. This will help us link the donation back up to your fund and send a thank you letter.
Please make all cheques payable to Breast Cancer Now and post them to:
Breast Cancer Now
We try to keep your fund’s total up to date wherever possible, but sometimes it can take two to three weeks for all the donations to be added to your page. We will do our best to make sure all the donations are displayed on your fund as quickly as possible.
Creating an event page
If you’re taking part or organising a fundraising event, you can set up a specific event page within your fund and any donations will automatically get added to your Fund in Memory total.
This is the perfect way to fundraise in memory of your loved one, whether that’s by organising a bake sale or running a marathon.
Simply visit your fund and click ‘Add an event to this fund’. You can then set up a new fundraising page to share with friends and family and ask for donations.
Setting up a regular gift to your fund
Setting up a regular gift to your fund is one way you can make a lasting difference for people affected by breast cancer whilst helping the memory of your loved one live on. It’s also quick and easy to do.
How to set up a regular gift on your fund:
- Visit your fund
- Click on ‘Donate and leave a message’
- Enter your name, email and any message you want to include and click ‘next’
- Click on ‘make a direct debit donation’
- You’ll then be asked to choose the amount and frequency of your gift as well as provide your bank details and contact information.
You’ll receive a confirmation email confirming your regular gift has been set up and you can watch your Fund in Memory grow, helping to support anyone affected by breast cancer in your loved one’s name.
Need help starting a fund?
We know that starting a fund is a very personal commitment, and our Fund in Memory team is here to support you every step of the way.
If you need help starting or updating your fund, or would like some fundraising support, please visit our support section or get in touch with the team.
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