Four years after the launch of Tribute Funds, Diabetes UK Has set up funds in memory of 337 supporters and helped raise almost £250,000.
Generosity of supporters
“Losing a loved one is a very difficult time for anyone, and we are always astounded by the generosity of supporters who, even at such an emotional time, think of Diabetes UK and arrange for donations to be made in memory of the person who has died,” said Joe Freeman, Tribute Fund Manager at Diabetes UK.
“In many cases, people want to continue to support Diabetes UK in remembrance of their loved one and setting up a Tribute Fund in their name is a wonderful way to both honour their memory and continue supporting our work.”
In 2004, Diabetes UK supporter Lyn Badham tragically lost her daughter Lisa through diabetes-related complications. Lyn and her family wanted to help Diabetes UK raise awareness of the seriousness of the condition whilst also remembering and celebrating Lisa’s life. By setting up a Tribute Fund, Lyn and her family were able to do this.
Lyn said: “As a family we have supported Diabetes UK for many years, and after Lisa died, it was important to us that this support continued. Money has regularly been raised and donated by kind members of Lisa’s family and friends. It made sense, therefore, to set up a tribute fund in her name – The Lisa Badham Tribute Fund. This has made raising money more personal and has given people more reason and desire to donate. For example, Lisa’s brother in law Scott ran the London Marathon for Diabetes UK this year and raised well over his target of £2,000. He did it for Lisa!”
Your chance to set up a Tribute Fund
As we move into the traditional time for remembrance, you may like to set up a Tribute Fund in memory of someone you have lost.
If you would like to know any more information or have any questions at all, please contact our Tribute Fund manager Joe Freeman on 020 7424 1853.