Making a donation in honour of someone special
Lots of people choose to support St Clare Hospice in memory of someone they love, or in recognition of the care and support a relative or friend received from us. Donating in memory of someone special is a wonderful way to celebrate and commemorate their lives, whilst ensuring that our care can continue to be offered to others who need us.
You might decide to collect donations at your loved one’s funeral or memorial service, make a single donation to St Clare on behalf of you or your family, or create a personalised dedicated leaf on our Memory Tree. Whichever you decide, every donation we receive goes towards the provision of our health and social care services for local people who need support during the experience of facing a life-limiting illness, the end of life and bereavement.
How to donate
There are a number of different ways to donate to St Clare, please see the list below:
Donating on-line is the quickest and most convenient way of making a donation and this can be done by clicking here
You can call 01279 773750 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm and our friendly Fundraising Team can take a donation over the phone
Cheques made payable to St Clare Hospice West Essex Trust can be posted to:
St Clare Hospice
Hastingwood CM17 9JX
Please include your details and the name of the person you are donating in memory of so we can keep a record of how much is raised.
Create an online tribute
You may decide that you want to create a fundraising page online so your friends and family can easily donate to St Clare Hospice.
Creating an online tribute is easy to set up, just remember to select St Clare as your chosen charity. Invite people to add photos, videos, thoughts and stories to the tribute page that will remain open for you to look back on for as long as your wish. The donations will be sent to us automatically, so there is no extra stress or cost to you.
Click here to create a online tribute.
Click here to search for a tribute that has already been set up via Muchloved.com.
Lots of people choose to collect donations at funerals either in lieu or in addition to flowers.
If this is your preferred option, please call or Fundraising Team on 01279 773 750 and we can arrange a personalised collection box for you to collect from the Hospice Reception prior to the funeral.
All you need to do is inform us of your loved ones name and send us your favourite photo of them via email – We will add this to your collection box. Once the collection box is returned to us we will process your donations and send you a letter to let you know how much was raised.
Alternatively, you can ask friends and family to donate directly to St Clare via any of the donation methods mentioned above.
Your funeral director may also be able to help you with collecting donations so it’s worth talking through options with them. Your funeral Director may suggest you create an online tribute page to collect funeral donations. Click here if you would like to do this. Please see above for more detail on online tribute pages.
Create a leaf on our Memory Tree
Dedicating a leaf on our Memory Tree is a heartfelt way to create a lasting memory for you and your family, in honour of that special someone. The St Clare Hospice Memory Tree is situated in the heart of our main Hospice building, and is comprised of hundreds of personalised bronze, silver and gold leaves. Each leaf bears a personal message or the name of someone special, representing and celebrating the lives of those who are no longer with us.
Our three types of leaves (bronze, silver and gold) are available for a suggested donation to our hospice charity. Each leaf stays on the Tree for a year, after which you can either renew your leaf or take it home as a cherished keepsake.
£85 could pay for five hours of counselling support for a bereaved family.
£256 could pay for eight home visits from one of our clinical nurse specialists.
£592 could pay for 24 hours of care for a patient in our Inpatient Unit.
If you’d like to order a Memory Tree leaf, please first take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions by clicking here. You can then order your special leaf by clicking the buttons below, where you have a choice to donate the full amount now, or pay via monthly Direct Debit.