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Gifts in memory

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We know that losing someone close to you can be very overwhelming. There may come a time when you would like to do something in their memory.

Giving in memory is a way of honouring the life of someone special while making a difference to the lives of others.

With your help, we can continue to provide expert and wide-ranging services to support, educate and campaign for people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and their families across the UK.

Funeral Collections

Celebrate the life of a loved one by giving a gift to NRAS in their name.

Many families choose to donate in lieu of flowers at their loved one’s funeral. Share our details with the Funeral Directors and add them to the order of service.

We can provide cherry blossom envelopes for you to give to guests at the funeral service or celebration of life event.

A Gift Aid form is enclosed in the envelope which allows NRAS to claim an additional 25% from gifts.

Please note, Gift Aid can only be claimed on personal in-memory donations.

Paying in collection:

You can bank the collection into a personal account and transfer the total donation to NRAS:

  • By cheque (made payable to ‘NRAS’ or ‘National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society’) and send it to our office address.
  • Online using the ‘paying-in-funds’ section on our website here.
  • Or contact us if you require our bank details or would like to pay in the funds by card.

Donating in memory

Remembering your loved one with a one-off donation can help us reach more people living with RA and JIA in the UK.

A one-off donation can be made on our website here, or send a cheque to our office, or by card over the phone.

You can share the name of the person you are donating in memory of, so we can record your gift in their name.

We’ll keep track of all the donations given in their memory and will update the next of kin with the total amount raised.

Online Tribute Page

A Tribute Page is a special online place for families and friends to come together and share their memories.

Losing someone you love can affect people in many different ways. Remembering them with photos, stories and fond memories can keep the good times with them alive.

To set up a Tribute Page, click here or contact the Fundraising Team.

Once your loved one’s page has been created you can:

  • Personalise the page with treasured memories including pictures, music and videos.
  • Share the page with close ones so they can add messages of love and make a donation if they wish to.
  • Make a donation at the click of a button.
  • Light an online candle or give a virtual gift on memorable dates.
  • Share details of a life event and add any offline donations received.

You can set up your personalised Tribute page in just a few simple steps below or search for an existing Tribute page.

Search for a tribute fund

Making a regular donation

Some people like to set up a monthly or annual direct debit donation on a memorable date.

Set up a regular donation in 3 easy steps:

  1. Visit the NRAS donation page here.
  2. Select ‘monthly’ and enter the amount you would like to donate.
  3. Add the reason for your donation and your loved one’s name and we’ll record your gift in their name.

Grief Chat

We understand that no one can know exactly what your loss feels like to you. Sometimes it can be easier to talk to someone outside your family and friends about grief and the impact of bereavement on your life.

Griefchat is a live chat service that provides emotional support access to a trained Bereavement Counsellor and referral into the other specialist bereavement services.

Griefchat is anonymous, free and open between 9am and 9pm Monday to Friday and via email out of these hours: info@griefchat.co.uk.

This is why we offer a free GriefChat service. Find out more here.