Donate in memory

Donating in memory of someone is a special way to honour them and help others at the same time. We're always grateful for your donations. Your generosity will help us fund life-saving research to beat cancer.

Create a tribute page in memory of a loved one

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Setting up a personalised online tribute page is the perfect way to celebrate and remember your loved one. Family and friends can easily make a donation to the page and leave a personal message.

Organise a funeral or memorial service collection

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If you're planning to ask for donations at a loved one's funeral or memorial service, our collection envelopes allow people to add Gift Aid, which lets donors increase their donation by 25% at no extra cost.  

They're free of charge and you can order as many as you need. We recommend ordering one envelope per 2 attendees.

We will dispatch your order within 2 working days by second class post. If you need it more urgently please call us on 0300 123 1864


Make a donation in someone's name

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Donating in someone’s name is a special way to honour their memory. Every pound helps fund life-saving research.

Take part in a challenge, fundraise or volunteer

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Remember your loved one by taking part in a challenge, fundraising or voluntering.

Paying in cash and cheque donations in memory of a loved one

To pay in any collections please bank the cash first and then choose one of the ways to return the money

  1. Pay over the phone. Just give us a call on 0300 123 1022 to pay in using your credit or debit card.
  2. Pay online. You can pay in your collection using an online form
  3. Pay online using a Tribute page. Find out how to create one.
  4. Pay by post. Send a cheque for the equivalent amount payable to

Cancer Research UK
PO BOX 1561
Oxford, OX4 9GZ

*Please do not send any cash in the post.

How to increase your collections with Gift Aid

To add Gift Aid and increase the value of your donations by 25% please send us any completed Gift Aid declarations you have collected. Please include a covering letter with your: name, address, payment amount and cheque for the amount collected or payment reference number (if you have paid in the money online or over the phone).

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