In Memory Giving
The loss of a loved one is an extremely difficult and emotional time. Commemorating their life by supporting a cause close to their heart is a really positive way to remember them.
You can give in memory of a loved one in a few different ways. Many families choose to ask for donations at a funeral instead of flowers, with others wishing to set up an online tribute fund in memory of the person who has died. This can be done via In Memory or JustGiving.
Ronnie Hardman, Merseyrail
“I have worked at Merseyrail for many years and have supported Railway Benefit Fund throughout my career. Corina shared my passion for rail, and for RBF, and so giving a donation to them in her memory felt a natural way to help continue her legacy”.
“My late father, George, worked as a station master for most of his life. He took enormous pride in his role, his station was beautifully kept as well as being a hub for his rural community. The railways were a huge part of dad’s life, that’s why it felt right to choose RBF as the charity for those who wanted to make donations in his memory.’
Other ways to send donations in memory of a loved one can be found here.
In memory giving is deeply personal, and our team are on hand to support you should you wish to commemorate a loved one in this way.
I’m finding it really helpful. I sometimes go a long time without anyone to talk to and it’s very hard. I’m 94 and meeting new people is difficult, so check in and chat in my own home with a lovely lady to talk to is fantastic. I still manage to get to town to run my errands, although at my age I don’t run! But the casual conversations I have with shop keepers are nothing like the calls, which are much more personal and involved.
Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the help and support this charity has given us, before this I felt so hopeless and worried about the future, it has been a really tough, stressful year but I now have some sense of positivity that things will get easier and that wouldn’t have happened without RBF’s support.
When I approached the RBF, I felt hopeless and that I had no chance of ever paying off all my debts. I sent in my application asking for support with my council tax and energy bills, and the charity provided me with a grant to finally pay off these debts. Since receiving this support, I feel so happy and relieved.