Whatever you choose to do to fundraise in memory of someone special, we’re here to support you all the way.
Helping other patients in the hospitals we support is an incredibly meaningful way to remember someone close to you.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Organising your own event
Whatever type of event you’d like to do – from a bake sale to a night in with friends, we’re here to help.
See our dedicated page to organising your own event.
You may want to challenge yourself in some way – perhaps getting a group of friends together to cycle London to Paris, like Team Isabel did (see below).
Our challenges page has all the information you need.
Donating in memory
We have all details on setting up JustGiving tribute pages, ordering in memory donation envelopes for a funeral, and more.
Visit our giving in memory page to see more.
Zara's shark diving
Zara took to the seas to swim with sharks in memory of her brother, Jason.
As children, her brother Jason would tease her by swimming underneath her or pulling her feet while they were in the sea on holiday.
In 2010, Jason sadly died after a protracted battle with cancer. In a particularly poignant show of bravery, Zara faced her fears and swam with sharks in Jason’s honour while she was travelling.
“I ended up swimming with the Galapagos shark, black tip shark, white tip and hammerhead… and probably many others I couldn’t see!”
With this feat, Zara raised a whopping £2,565. Zara’s shark swim followed her fundraising exploits walking the Camino de Santiago route in Spain.
Memorial bowls day
To remember their friend and fellow member Colin – treated at St Bartholomew’s and the old London Chest Hospital – Bob and the members of Silverthorn Bowls Club raised an amazing £1,665 at their memorial bowls day.
Bob, captain of the club, said: “The overall winner was Colin and everybody that turned out to support him and Barts Charity. He finally leaves us with his words of wisdom, “Don’t worry, be happy” – thanks for the memories, Colin.”
Kevin's memorial shoot
Kevin organised his annual Memorial Day at Dengie Hundred Wildfowling Club in honour of his dad Jim, a founding member of the Club.
With family and friends involved, they raised an amazing £585 for cardiac care.
Jim was a patient at the London Chest Hospital for many years and the Memorial Day is a way for Kevin and his family to thank the staff for the care they gave him. They've raised a fantastic £1,685 over the years!
In memory of his father, Brad (pictured right) got all his old bands together for a night of live music, raising funds for Rahere Ward at St Bartholomew’s, where his Dad passed away.
It was Brad’s 60th birthday bash – “The Pension Gig”, and over 120 friends and family came along for a fun and memorable night.
“Dad was always supportive of the bands I played with and bought my first bass guitar and amp when I was 14. Until he became too ill he would come to our gigs.
"He was incredibly well looked after at St Bartholomew's during his final week.”
Team Isabel: 2015 London to Paris riders
Seven extraordinary cyclists – AKA Team Isabel – took part in the London to Paris cycle for Barts Charity in 2015.
Led by Mark Price, they were fundraising in memory of Mark’s daughter, Isabel.
“We wanted to thank those wonderful people [staff at The Royal London, who cared for Isabel] by raising some money, and help any child or parents who are unfortunately in need of their help.”
Fundraising for Lacey-Esme
Following the death of her 10-day-old daughter, Kirsty and her family have been raising funds for The Royal London neonatal ward in memory of Lacey-Esme. They’ve taken part in events such as the Cardiff Half Marathon.
“We started small and grew each year. We try to get the support of our local paper, always set up a JustGiving page and have an achievable target,” says Kirsty.