gifts in MEMORY
Losing a family member or friend is never easy. Your memories will remain and can provide comfort during this challenging time. By remembering your loved one with a memorial gift you are supporting the work of the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation to help save memories and create a world in which Alzheimer’s disease does not exist. We hope that by providing the opportunity for you, and your family and friends, to remember your loved one with a memorial gift we are also providing some comfort.
Alzheimer’s disease or dementia may have affected your loved one or another family member, or be a cause they supported during their life. A memorial gift is an opportunity to fight the disease that affected your loved one or to continue their support, in their memory.
Ways to make a memorial gift
You may wish to make a gift in your loved one’s memory, or for family and friends to have the opportunity to make a memorial contribution at a funeral or memorial service or to invite friends and family to honour an anniversary with a gift. Whatever way you choose to remember your loved one will save the memories of families and friends in the future.
We can assist by providing donation slips and envelopes for use at the funeral service. These can be sent directly to the funeral director for your convenience.
If you wish to notify guests of your wishes in the funeral notice, your funeral director should be able to assist you. Alternatively, please feel free to use our suggested wording: “Should friends wish to make a memorial donation to remember <name of your loved one>, please direct gifts to Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, P O Box 963, Nedlands WA 6909.”
We will send a tax-deductible receipt to everyone who makes a memorial donation and can update the nominated family member of the total donated. If the donor wishes, we will also advise the family who has made memorial gifts.
Alternatively, you may wish to have your own personalised In Tribute fundraising page where you will have the opportunity to share your loved ones story as well as photographs.
The link can then be shared to family and friends. Create your personalised ‘In Tribute’ fundraising page today!