In memory donations
Many people like to give an in memory donation to the Hospice as their way of donating, but also to pay tribute to a special person in their life.
Every year donations help provide care and support to hundreds of our patients and their families. Donating in memory of a loved one is a truly wonderful way of celebrating their life.
There are various ways in which an in memory donation can be made:
Special occasion envelopes & collection boxes
At the time of a funeral, families often request donations to the Hospice in lieu of flowers.
Special occasion envelopes and collection boxes are available, making it easy to donate with gift aid at a funeral, memorial service, anniversary party or wedding.
We will notify you to acknowledge the donations and inform you of the amount raised.
Please telephone the Fundraising team on (0116)231 8431 or email The Fundraising Team for further information.
Remember your loved one on our memory tree.
In our hospice garden we have a special individually crafted metal tree where families and friends can choose to hang a silver or gold coloured leaf in memory of a loved one.
The leaf can be engraved with a name and personal message. It is a way that you can receive comfort and support as you remember a loved one in our peaceful gardens.
To obtain a leaf, please download a form here
Remember someone precious with a Lasting Tribute and celebrate their life in a very special way.
What is a Lasting Tribute?
• It’s a website that enables people to support LOROS and commemorate loved ones’ lives by enabling people to make donations at special occasions or fundraising events.
• It keeps memories close and provides somewhere personal to share messages, stories, favourite pictures or videos, and to light a candle or set up a remembrance garden. It’s a place of comfort that is stored centrally so you can visit any time.
• It allows friends and family to honour a loved one’s memory and raises valuable funds to support LOROS. Guests can donate to your lasting tribute instead of giving gifts at birthdays and anniversaries or in lieu of flowers at a funeral.
To set up a Lasting Tribute for your loved one, please visit our Tribute page
Light up a Life Event
Attend our Light up a Life event which is held annually in December.
Celebrate the life and love of someone special to you over the Christmas period by dedicating a light on our Hospice Christmas Tree in memory of a loved one.
A wonderful way of truly honouring and remembering that person.
Please view our Light up a Life event page for more information.
Colour of Ribbons Event
Come along to our annual Colour of Ribbons event, held in July, and celebrate the lives of loved ones with colourful ribbons.
Every donation received will help support the specialist services that LOROS provides and will help us to continue caring. In return for your donation you will receive a length of coloured ribbon for you to write down your own personal message for someone who has brought colour to your life. During the event you will be able to tie the ribbon to a tree in the Hospice gardens - these will remain on display throughout the summer months, bringing brightness and colour for everyone to enjoy.
Please view our Colour of Ribbons event page for more information.
Friends of LOROS
Become a Friend of LOROS.
The Friends of LOROS scheme was launched to recognise loyal supporters who generously donate to LOROS by giving a regular gift monthly, quarterly or yearly. By joining the scheme, you will automatically receive priority invitations to events, an invitation to a yearly gathering at the Hospice (to include a tour and presentation from our Chief Executive, John Knight), a copy of the LOROS Newsletter, an annual Friends Thank You card, as well as the option of a Friends of LOROS pin badge.
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