Donate in memory

Remember a loved one by supporting research to defeat dementia

Gifts in memory are an incredibly special and positive way to remember someone close to you. By supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK in this special way, you are helping to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.

Donate in memory

There are a number of ways to commemorate your loved one which are outlined on this page.

Donations in lieu of flowers

Donations in lieu of flowers

If you wish to remember your loved one by asking family and friends to make a donation at the funeral or memorial service, perhaps in lieu of flowers, we would be very grateful.

If you have collection money to donate to us, you can do this in three ways:

  • By phone on 0300 111 5555
  • By post to Alzheimer’s Research UK, 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Cambridge, CB21 6AD
  • Online via our donation page

If the funeral or memorial service has not yet been held, we can provide collection envelopes which can be gathered on the day or sent back at a later date. Funeral Directors often help out with this process.

For more information, please contact our Supporter Care Team on 0300 111 5555 or fill in our form to request envelopes.

Remembering your loved one

For some, donating to a favourite charity is a meaningful way to remember loved ones on special occasions, whether that’s a birthday, an anniversary, at Christmas, or simply because they’re missed.

You may wish to consider setting up a Lasting Memory Gift. This is a personal way to celebrate the life of someone you love while supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Creating your Lasting Memory Gift is incredibly simple, and once set up, it provides a website where family and friends can leave messages, share memories, light a candle, add photos, videos and music.

It also offers the opportunity to help others whose lives are touched by dementia with your generosity recorded in one place.

If you need any help in setting up a tribute page, please contact our Supporter Care Team.

Create your Lasting Memory Gift

Dedicate a place

Our online map allows you to dedicate a place in memory of your loved one somewhere that was special to you both. You can add their name, a photo and a short message. You can even share your place to remember with family and friends on social media, if you wish.

To dedicate a place to your loved one, go to our online donation form and select that you are donating in memory of a loved one. Once you’ve completed your donation, you’ll be taken through how to dedicate your chosen location.

Donate in memory View the places other people chose

Support with bereavement

We understand that losing a loved one is a very difficult experience. If you feel you need some support at this time we recommend you contact a bereavement support service such as:

Thank you

Giving in memory of your loved one is a kind and generous way to work towards our goal of defeating dementia. Thank you so much for your support.