Donating to charity in memory of someone you love is a very special way of remembering them.

There are several ways that you can fundraise in memory and we have listed a few ideas below. Fundraising in memory is a very personal thing to do so if you would like our help with an idea that you have or there is anything we can do to support you, please let us know. If you have any questions or there is anything we can help with, please contact us.
However you choose to donate, you will be supporting families through every step of their half a heart journey.

Funeral collection

To remember your loved one at the funeral you could ask for donations in lieu of flowers. Many funeral directors can collect donations for you and forward them to your chosen charity so you have something less to worry about.

If you decide to send the donations to us yourself, please include a note with them so we can thank you. If you would prefer to transfer the money directly into our bank account, please contact us for our bank details.

In memory donation page

Another way to collect in memoriam donations is to set up an in memory page online. Using Virgin Money Giving you can create a personal page that you can invite friends and family to donate to. All money donated is sent directly to us so you don’t have to worry about sending it to us. Once your fundraising has finished we will send you a thank-you letter so you can be confident your fundraising has been used to help families in need.

Personal donation

You could also choose to remember someone by making a personal donation. This can be either a single donation or a regular contribution. To make a donation please visit our Make a Donation page. If you would like us to contact the next of kin of the person you are remembering, tell us their details and we will write them a letter.

Lights of Love

Every year at Christmas we offer the parents and families of children with only half a heart the opportunity to remember their special children by lighting a light on our tree of memory and leaving a dedication. The lights can be lit both in memory and in celebration of a life.

In memory fundraising

Many people choose to undertake a personal challenge in memory of someone. From walks to skydives and bake sales to marathons there are lots of ideas of different activities you can do in memory in our fundraising section. If you are planning your own event either let us know or fill out our fundraising form; we’re happy to help you in any way we can.

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    One of our wonderful members Daniela shares her feelings of when she first learnt that her son had only half a heart...

    "It was one of the most difficult and uncertain times in our lives but it was also helpful knowing that others could understand what we were going through and that we had prepared ourselves and done everything we needed to do to understand what was going to happen to Oscar in surgery."

    “We are forever grateful for LHM for everything they have assisted us with, for what they have informed us about, and for the ongoing support we receive. We really couldn’t do this journey without the charity.”

    A huge thank you to Daniela for sharing your half-a-heart journey with us, we'd love for you to read the full story here:

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    “We are all delighted and grateful for the Health Games donation to Little Hearts Matter. To have won the vote over three other amazingly deserving charities is truly fantastic, and humbling news for everyone here at Little Hearts Matter. The money we received will genuinely change the lives of the children with half a heart and their families."

    Thanks again to The Health Lottery for your generous donation to Little Hearts Matter and for helping to support our families. You can read Daily Mirror's coverage here

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