In 2012 we registered with ‘Memory Giving’, a secure automated web site developed by AB Walker & Son Independent Funeral Directors in Berkshire, which allows donors to leave a personal tribute, as well as a donation.
For us the big advantage is that it allows the Royal Berks Charity to claim Gift Aid, which we couldn’t previously do. Donating or “gifting” through Gift Aid is where we as a charity, can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate or “gift”. This can include all donations from the last four years.
We greatly appreciate ‘in memory’ gifts and see them as a mark of respect for the deceased, and an acknowledgement of the care they received at the hospital. Coming at such a difficult time for those suffering bereavement it is extremely humbling that they should think of us.