Asking friends and family to donate at the funeral of a loved one instead of flowers is a lasting and meaningful way to remember your loved one.

There are two ways to hold a funeral collection in aid of Pilgrims Hospices, either through an online page or with our collection envelopes.

Arranging a funeral collection online

You may wish to create an online page to share with others. This allows anyone who can’t be with you on the day to make a donation or share a message.

Starting a page in memory of someone special means you can share thoughts, light candles online as well as make donations. For many, it is the start of an Always Loved Tribute Fund that you can keep visiting for years to come.

Search for an existing funeral collection in support of Pilgrims Hospices here:

How your Always Loved Tribute Fund can help

Online Tribute Funds are a meaningful way for friends and family to honour the memory of a special person in your life through photos, videos, music and messages.

Any amount raised through your fund will go directly to Pilgrims Hospices so we are able to be here for the next person, their family and friends in need of our specialist end of life care in east Kent.

No matter what size, your contributions will make a huge difference to those who will call on us to support their loved ones, now and into the future. Thank you.

Funeral donation envelopes

We can provide you with donation envelopes which you can give to people attending the funeral.

They can be given to people as they enter or leave the service, or you may want to place them on seats at the venue. The envelopes also make it easy for friends and family to let us know if their donation is eligible for Gift Aid, increasing the value of each donation.

Collection envelopes for family and friends to make private donations can be requested through our Supporter Relations team on 01227 782062 or email for more information.

Funeral directors can help you collect donations

If you’d like to ask a funeral director to help you collect donations, they are usually happy to help with this. You can provide them with our contact details and we’ll be happy to assist them if they need any help from us.

When all donations have been received, we will inform you of the total amount raised in memory of your loved one.

Speak to our friendly Supporter Relations team about funeral collections in aid of Pilgrims Hospices by calling 01227 782062