Giving in memory of a loved one

 

Sometimes supporters of Bipolar UK fundraise in memory of someone special who has died. This can be a great way of doing something positive in the midst of sadness and we’re very grateful to people who find the strength to think of others even at the most difficult times.

 

Creating a tribute

 

If you would like to create a tribute to someone special to you there are a choice of websites for you to use:

 

JustGiving is a very popular fundraising platform which lots of your friends and family will probably have used. It’s good for handling donations quickly and efficiently and passing the money through to us, where it can be used to help people living with bipolar.

 

MuchLoved works in a similar way, but allows you to upload songs, photos and to light a candle for your loved one as well as encouraging visitors to contribute towards our work. You can also use MuchLoved to give details of the funeral arrangements. This site works well if you want to create a more lasting tribute online.

 

Can we help?

 

We would be very pleased to know about any fundraising you are doing and to have the opportunity to offer our heartfelt thanks.

 

If you need any assistance setting up your tribute pages please give us a call on 07385 172 423 and we’ll be only too glad to help.

 

If you would like collection envelopes for the funeral please email [email protected] and let us know where you would like them to be sent. (Please try and allow as much time as possible for this as we are not in the office every day at the moment owing to coronavirus).

 

Taking care of yourself

 

Finally, please do make sure you look after yourself while remembering your loved one. Grief can be very unpredictable and sometimes overwhelming. If you have been bereaved by suicide this can be even more difficult to cope with. Don’t forget to talk to someone if it all starts to feel too much.