Donate in memory

Giving in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to pay tribute to their life.

Donate online

Donate in memory

Giving in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to pay tribute to their life.

Donate online

When we lose someone, the memories we have of them mean everything.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted how we can share memories and attend funerals, but there are several other ways to celebrate your loved one's life.

Giving to Shelter in honour of a loved one is one way to continue their story, as well as support future generations in changing theirs.

How to remember your loved ones

Set up a tribute fund

With an online tribute fund you can create a dedicated page for friends and family to remember a loved one. On this page, you can share photos, music, and memories you have of them, while raising money for us.

You can set up a personalised tribute fund quickly and easily using MuchLoved or Just Giving.

Write a dedication

Leave a dedication to a loved one on Shelter’s online dedication page. You can share tributes and pictures, and continue their story.

Make a donation

Our online donation form is simple to fill in, and you can tell us the name of the person you’re remembering and their relationship to you.

If you’d prefer to donate by post, download this form, print it out and, when it’s filled in, send it to: 

Freepost Plus,
RUAL-ZHYC-ZZXG,
Shelter,
88 Old Street,
London,
EC1V 9HU

Organise a funeral collection

If you’d like to set up a funeral collection, we can send you donation envelopes.

Get in touch with inmemory@shelter.org.uk. Alternatively, ask your funeral director to collect donations and send them to us via post.

Make sure you follow official Government guidelines on arranging and attending a funeral.

Include Shelter in your funeral wishes

If you want to request that donations are made to us as part of your own funeral wishes, you should ensure that either the executors of your will know, or that it’s included in the details of your funeral. Our funeral wishes form may help.

Send an e-card

Let a loved one know you are thinking of them by sending condolences using a Shelter e-card. At the same time, you’ll be helping us reach families facing homelessness or experiencing housing issues.

The difference your donation could make

  • £30 could pay for six people to get housing advice online via a webchat.

  • £50 could pay for five families to get support from our helpline and help them get back on their feet.

  • £157 could pay for one family to get the vital legal advice they need to keep their home.

  • £500 could help 20 families get the face-to-face advice they need to avoid losing their home.

We’re grateful that you’ve thought of us during this time.

Because of your generosity, we can continue to support people in urgent need and keep on campaigning for safe, secure, affordable housing for everyone.

Contact us

Get in touch at inmemory@shelter.org.uk.

You can also contact our In Memory Executive, Katie Small on 0344 515 1746.

Get support with bereavement

GriefChat professional counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people.

They will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support – including referral to other specialist bereavement services.

You can remain anonymous or provide your name, whichever you prefer. It is a completely free service and is available to you Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm or by email out of these hours.