Losing a loved one is never easy. There is a lot to think about at a time when you are grieving and right now, while we are still living with Covid-19, you still may not be able to plan the funeral you would have wished.
Whilst you may not be able to bring together extended family and friends in order to celebrate the life of your loved one, there are other ways in which you can come together to honour their memory if some people are still unable to join you.
Much Loved is an online service where you can create a tribute page to your loved one and invite family and friends to share thoughts, photos and special memories.
It is free to set up a tribute page, you can send funeral notices to those who cannot attend in person, you can light candles in memory, and because the page is always there, you can continue to remember and share together for many years to come.
“Hospiscare helped my family have only peaceful memories of my husband’s last precious days, enveloping him and us in compassion and care. There was never any doubt that Hospiscare would receive the donations collected at Peter’s funeral.”
Donations in lieu of flowers
In normal times, we would be grateful for flowers to be donated after the funeral, as our volunteers would use them to create beautiful displays around our specialist ward at Searle House. Sadly, due to Covid-19 restrictions we have had to stop accepting these, but we would welcome any donations that people may wish to make instead of sending flowers.
Many people who attend a funeral like to make a donation to the hospice in thanks for the care your loved one received in their final days. Since the onset of Covid-19, many funeral directors are no longer organising collections. However, we are able to supply you with specially printed memorial donation envelopes which have a space for you to personalise with your loved one’s name.
If you would like some of these to offer to your guests, then please contact Susie on 01392 688063 or via firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know what you need, or simply fill in the form below.