Donations In Memoriam
Donating In Memoriam to Cancer Council SA can be a meaningful way for family, friends and loved ones to show support to the grieving, and to remember someone lost to cancer. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, individuals or families planning a funeral may wish to request that attendees make a donation toward Cancer Council SA’s local support, research and prevention programs. Donations can either be collected at the funeral, made online, or sent via post.
Where the money goes
Donations In Memoriam are directed to Cancer Council SA’s general pool of funds. These funds are used across the organisation, including funding our research projects that find new and better ways to treat and detect cancer, prevention programs that empower people to reduce their cancer risk, and support services that help to ease the burden for South Australian families impacted by cancer.
How to inform guests to donate to Cancer Council SA in lieu of flowers
Cancer Council SA has relationships with funeral homes throughout South Australia and we work together to support you during this difficult time.
Your funeral director can guide you in communicating your wishes to funeral attendees but most commonly people write in the funeral notice:
“In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of name to Cancer Council SA would be appreciated.”
Support from Cancer Council SA
All you need to do is inform your funeral home that you wish to have donations to Cancer Council SA in lieu of flowers and we will work together do the rest. We will arrange to send collection envelopes to you or the funeral home, which can then be passed out at the funeral.
Cancer Council SA volunteers are available upon request to attend the funeral and collect donations at the funeral service for you, if you wish. Alternatively, this role may be taken on by a staff member of the funeral home.
Should mourners not wish to make a donation on the day, online and postal donations are also possible.
How will you know who donated in lieu of flowers
After donations have been made in lieu of flowers, you will receive an acknowledgment letter with a summary of the thoughtful gifts of others. Each person who donates in memory of your loved one will receive a thank you letter and memorial bookmark.
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Thank you for choosing to honour the memory of your loved one by asking your family and friends to donate to Cancer Council SA in lieu of flowers.
Please get in touch directly with Alice Wyly, Direct Fundraising Officer, Cancer Council SA on 08 8291 4121 if you would like any further assistance.
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