A simple, lasting and positive way of remembering someone special
Set up a Tribute Fund to remember a loved one, friend or colleague. You can then donate into or raise money for the Tribute Fund, and invite your friends and family to do so too – building a lasting tribute to your special person and giving vital financial support to our work.
Setting up and spreading the word about your Tribute Fund is quick and easy to do.
Read frequently asked questions about Tribute Funds.
How you can donate to an existing Tribute Fund
You can support an existing Tribute Fund by giving a single or regular donation. Please remember to state the name of the Tribute Fund you are supporting in the comments box..
Other ways you can support a Tribute Fund:
Promote your Tribute Fund
Whatever your celebration event or challenge, you can promote it online with a personal fundraising page at JustGiving. Please let us know by email if you create a fundraising page so gifts can be automatically transferred to us at regular intervals for recording in the Tribute Fund.
Request your free ‘Celebration Gift Envelopes’, specially designed fundraising ‘Party’ invitations or ‘Anniversary Celebration’ invitations:
"Karen’s Tribute Fund is a wonderful way of continuing to celebrate her life, and it was very easy to set up."
Jack Roskell, whose wife Karen died from MND
Once your Tribute Fund is created
Create a Tribute Fund website
Once you’ve set up your Tribute Fund with us, you can quickly and easily create your own Tribute website where friends and family can leave messages, and upload photos, music and videos - and donate securely to the Tribute Fund online. Read more about Tribute Fund Websites.
Frequently asked questions
Please call us on 01604 611 864/865. Alternatively, you can email us at: email@example.com
No, there are no setup or maintenance charges.
Everyone: family, friends, colleagues and neighbours can contribute to the Fund however and whenever they wish.
There are lots of ways, for example:
- Making a personal donation perhaps on a special anniversary
- Responding to an appeal
- Setting up a regular gift by Direct Debit
- Requesting donations to the Fund in lieu of presents
- Taking part in a sponsored challenge (your own or charity organised)
- Holding your own event e.g. a coffee morning or a party
You can pledge to leave a gift to the Tribute Fund in your Will. When received, the gift value will be added to the Fund’s overall fundraising total. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.
Please let us know by email: email@example.com if you create a fundraising page so gifts can then be automatically transferred to us at regular intervals for recording in the Fund.
Tribute Funds are not a form of individual savings account. To ensure maximum impact continues to be achieved from your supporters’ generosity, responsibility for the appropriate use of all monies raised through Tribute Funds rests with the Trustees and Officers of the MND Association.
We send regular updates to all Tribute Fund supporters for their respective Fund. If the Fund is also online, its website will include an online donation page together with a fundraising display panel. Each month we email the website creator/guardian with the current fundraising total for their fund, so they can update the total displayed in the panel. This figure includes online donations made through the Tribute Fund website and any offline gifts like cheques or vouchers received at national office for the Fund.