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Giving in memory at a funeral or memorial service

Many families choose to limit funeral flowers to immediate family and invite other family and friends to make a donation to St Christopher’s instead.

We can provide donation envelopes for this. You can collect these from St Christopher’s in Sydenham and Orpington or we can send them either directly to you, to pass on to relatives, friends and colleagues, or we can post them to the funeral director so they will be available at the funeral or memorial service.

When you contact us, please simply let us know the following:

  • How many envelopes you need
  • The date of the service
  • The name and address to send the envelopes to
  • The name of the person the collection is in memory of
  • Contact details for acknowledgements

Please email or telephone 020 8768 4574

Donation envelopes

Cheques (made payable to St Christopher’s) or cash can be put in the envelopes and, where appropriate, include a Gift Aid form on the back that allow us to claim 25p for every £1 that people donate at no extra cost.

Collecting funeral donations

Funeral directors are willing to collect donations in lieu of flowers, handling the administration of these gifts for you and then forwarding them on to us. It can take between 8-12 weeks before the funeral donations reach us.

You can also donate in memory of your loved one by creating an online fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving or donating direct to St Christopher’s.

Find out more about Donating In Memory

More information

If you would like our Donation Envelopes or have any questions on how to donate or fundraise in memory of a loved one, please contact Lesley

020 8768 4574