In memory giving

Making a donation in memory of a loved one

Many of the generous donations received by Acorns Children’s Hospice are made in memory of a loved one. Gifts in memory are a very poignant way to remember someone special, while also directly supporting local children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions and their families.

How would you like to remember your loved one?

Whether you choose to make a one-off donation, organise a funeral collection or start a tribute fund, you will be creating a positive and lasting tribute to someone you love whilst helping Acorns Children’s Hospice to deliver specialist care and support to local children and families.

Make a donation to remember someone special

You can easily donate in memory of a loved one online using your credit or debit card. Please kindly remember to complete the comment box with the name of the loved one you are donating in memory of.

If you would like to donate by post, please send a cheque made payable to ‘Acorns Children’s Hospice’ to: In Memory, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust, Drakes Court, Alcester Road, Wythall B47 6JR

Please remember to include the name of the person you are donating in memory of as well as your name and address so that we can thank you for your donation.

To make a donation over the phone with your credit or debit card please call 01564 825 037 Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Child in wheelchair and Mum enjoying the Acorns Children's Hospice gardens

Funeral Collections

Many families choose to collect donations in lieu of flowers at a funeral or memorial service, raising money to do something positive at an incredibly difficult time.

“Our mother helped to care for children all her life. We asked for donations to be made to Acorns in lieu of flowers at her funeral so that her good work will continue.”

-Acorns supporter

Child in a wheelchair enjoying a story in Acorns Children's Hospice

To make this as simple as possible on the day we can help by providing collection envelopes. These make it easy for friends and family to donate and include the option to Gift Aid to make their gift worth even more for Acorns. Once we have received the money raised at your collection, we will send a thank you letter and let you know how much has been raised in memory of your loved one.

You or your funeral director can order the envelopes by calling our dedicated In Memory team on 01564 825 039 or email inmemory@acorns.org.uk. To ensure your envelopes arrive before the service please give us as much notice as possible.

Tribute Funds

Acorns has two types of Tribute Funds available for you to celebrate the life of a loved one; Oak Leaf Tribute Funds for anyone who wishes to remember their loved one, and Daisy Chain Tribute Funds for families who wish to remember an Acorns child.

As part of your Tribute Fund you will receive a special online Tribute page, a dedicated space for comfort, remembrance and reflection where you can share memories, photographs, videos and music with family and friends, wherever they may be. Contributions can also safely be made directly to your Tribute Fund.

Daisy Chain Tribute Funds

Daisy Chain Tribute Funds are an ongoing memorial designed especially for Acorns families. Find out how to set up a Daisy Chain Tribute Fund

Oak Leaf Tribute Funds

Our Oak Leaf Tribute Funds are a very special way to remember, celebrate and share the life of a cherished loved one while you raise money in support of Acorns Children’s Hospice in their memory. Your Oak Leaf page lets your loved one’s spirit live on, giving you somewhere to share your memories while you raise money to help others.

“As a mother of nine and grandmother to 11, children’s charities were something very close to Jackie’s heart and Acorns was the obvious choice”

-Jackie’s husband John

Generous fundraiser presenting a cheque to Acorns Children's Hospice in memory

Oak Leaf Tribute Funds can be used to remember anybody – whether your loved one’s favourite charity was Acorns, you have a special connection to our cause, or you’d like to support a local charity in your loved one’s honour a Oak Leaf Fund is the perfect way to donate in memory. Many families find them a great way to celebrate the life of a loved one, particularly when they can’t be together.

When the value of your fund reaches £250 we will send you an oak tree sapling to plant as you wish as a lasting reminder of your loved one. As the sapling grows it will embody the growing and strengthening support that the Oak Leaf Tribute Fund provides Acorns Children’s Hospice.

If you’d like to set up a Tribute Fund in memory of a child cared for at Acorns please email inmemory@acorns.org.uk or call 01564 825 039 for more information on our special Daisy Chain Tribute Funds. 

How can I grow my Tribute Fund?

Once open, you can contribute to your Oak Leaf Tribute Fund as often as you like, sharing it with your loved ones to grow your tribute fund together. There are many ways to grow your Oak Leaf Tribute Fund:

  • Donating to remember a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary
  • Funeral collections
  • Setting up a regular gift
  • Participating in an Acorns event
  • Organising your own event

Opening my Oak Leaf Tribute Fund

To set up a Oak Leaf Tribute Fund please complete the form below. If you have any questions or if you would like to speak to a member of our dedicated In Memory fundraising team, email inmemory@acorns.org.uk or call 01564 825 039.

Keep updated
We can only continue caring for children and families with your support. By keeping you up to date with our work, news, fundraising and ways to support, we can let you know the difference you are making. If you would like to keep updated, please let us know how:
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