Remembering your loved one

Giving to the hospice in memory of a loved one will help our wonderful nurses provide expert and compassionate hospice care to other local families. Thank you so much for thinking of us.

Different Ways of Giving In Memory

Whether you’d like to make a one-off gift or create a lasting tribute, there are lots of ways to support our work in memory of a loved one. From donations in lieu of funeral flowers to challenging sporting events, every tribute is special: just like the person it celebrates.

Here are some ways to remember your loved one.

Donate in Memory

Losing someone can be very difficult. You may wish to make a donation to the hospice in someone’s memory, as way to give thanks for the life of the person who has died.

Your precious donation will help the hospice to continue caring for the people of Renfrewshire and the adjoining parts of North Ayrshire.

Donate today

Funeral Donations

Some families choose to give to the hospice in lieu of flowers at a funeral. If you would like to do this, we’re here to support you.

We can supply you a funeral donation box or, alternatively, a hospice branded collection bucket or a smaller collection tin.

If you’d like to organise boxes, buckets or tins for an upcoming funeral service, please call Hayley on 01505705635 or email who will be happy to help.

Create a Memory Fund

What are Memory Funds?

A Memory Fund is an online tribute page where you can join with family and friends to love, honour and remember someone who’s played an important part in your life.

Whether you’re organising a funeral collection or marking a special occasion, you can set up your own remembrance fundraising page to celebrate the qualities and quirks that made your loved one so special. You can also create your own thank you message for everyone who contributes. 
A Memory Fund can bring families together and provide a positive focus at a difficult time. Sharing memories and celebrate the life of your loved one, through adding pictures, music and videos, as well as lighting virtual candles to mark anniversaries and special times. You can create your own design and the tribute page is yours forever.

How to set up a Memory Fund

It only takes a few minutes to create your fund and personalise your page, and then share it by email and social media.

To create your Memory Fund, click here

How can I grow my Memory Fund

You can add to your Memory Fund whenever and however you like. It’s easy to keep track of how much you’ve raised, and all donations and events sponsorship is added to together to create a lasting tribute.

Your gifts will make a huge difference to our patients and their families, and help us to provide the compassionate, specialist care they need.

Fundraise in Memory

Taking part in a fundraising event, or organising your own fundraiser, is a fun and fulfilling way to raise money in memory of your loved one.

Whether you run a cake sale or a marathon, hold a quiz night or a bike ride, why not challenge yourself to fundraise in memory of your loved one and make new and happy memories along the way?

How Can I Fundraise In Memory?

Whether you’d like to place a collection tin in a local shop, cook up a curry night, organise a football match, hold a virtual karaoke party or be sponsored to give up chocolate for a month – we can help.

How Do I Register My Fundraising Event?

Once you’ve decided how you’d like to fundraise, please contact Hayley on 01505705635 or email.

We can help you register your collection or event and advise you on your next steps and what permissions you may need to seek from local authorities.

How Can I Collect Money Or Be Sponsored In Memory?

Creating an online fundraising page is a safe and effective way to join with others and raise money in memory of a loved one. There are many platforms that offer the option to donate or fundraise online, here are a few:

Memory Funds

A Memory Fund remembrance page is the easiest way to collect sponsorship or donations online, confident in the knowledge they’re being recorded as in memory of your loved one.

You can create multiple fundraising events within your main fund and share them via social media.

It’s simple to keep track of how much money your event has raised through online and offline donations, and you’ll be able to see these contributions added to the overall total too.

Facebook Fundraisers

If you use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family, creating a Facebook Fundraiser is an easy way to organise a collection.

If you choose to support us, please remember to select ‘St Vincent’s Hospice’ as your chosen charity and let others know who your collection is commemorating.

You can do this either in the title of your fundraiser, for example “Jack’s sponsored bungee jump in memory of Gran” or by using the “Why are you raising money?” area when you create your collection.

Once you’ve started your Facebook fundraiser, please contact Hayley on 01505705635 or email so we can acknowledge your donations in memory of your loved one.


If you already have a Just Giving account, creating a memorial page could be another option for you. 

You can mark your collection as being in memory and name the page after your loved one. 

If you’re seeking sponsorship for an event you’re organising or taking part in, you can also mark your collection as being in memory.

Again, once you’ve started your Justgiving page, please contact Hayley on 01505705635 or email so we can acknowledge your donations in memory of your loved one.