You can make a one-off donation or regular donation to Ashgate Hospicecare in memory of your loved one and in recognition of the care and support they received.
You could also set up an online donation page so that friends and family can donate quickly and easily. Your page can be personalised with photos, video links and your story. Just go to www.justgiving.com/ashgatehospice.Donate now in memory
Instead of giving flowers at the funeral, many people prefer to ask relatives and friends to make a donation to support the work of Ashgate Hospicecare. This is a lovely way to remember a loved one and an effective way to recognise the care and support they received at the hospice.
We can provide envelopes or collection tins and offer any advice you might need. Your funeral director may be able to handle this on your behalf if you let them know that you would like to support Ashgate Hospicecare.
Our Tree of Life is a symbol of memories. A beautiful array of engraved silver colours emblems will adorn our special tree located in our main reception area. The Tree of Life offers a unique and meaningful way to commemorate a special person in your life or to mark a special occasion, such as an anniversary or a birthday.
You can choose from three different emblems, including leaves, apples or doves. Each is designed to recognise by name the generous contributions our supporters make. Your chosen shape can be displayed for a regular donation made via direct debit, of just:
You are welcome to visit the hospice to come and view your emblem at any time. The leaves, apples or doves will be engraved with your chosen name and then displayed for a minimum period of one year in return for a donation to Ashgate Hospicecare. When you choose to donate by direct debit, in addition to making your own dedication, you could buy one as a unique gift for your friends and family.
A lasting way to honour and celebrate the life of someone is with an Ashgate Hospicecare Tribute Fund.
You, your friends and family can remember someone special by setting up a Tribute Fund and making regular donations via direct debit or one-off donations at any time. You can then create a lasting tribute to them and ensure that they continue to make a difference, even after they have died. There is no upper or lower limit to how much you raise. Every penny will go towards patient care. Some families choose to set themselves a target and find this provides a useful focus. To help with this, we have several milestones to work towards. When your fund reaches: £1,500, you will receive a remembrance rose; £5,000, we will arrange to name a star in the sky after your loved one; £15,000, we will arrange for a tree to be planted in their memory at Heritage Wood in Ashbourne. “Since my husband Jason died, I have set up a Tribute Fund to keep his memory alive and to thank the hospice for the care they gave our whole family. I know that the money raised in tribute to Jason will ensure that families can get the care and support they need.” – Nicola Parsonage
Remember your loved one in a unique and special way with a lovingly handmade elephant. Our team of dedicated volunteers will craft a bespoke elephant made using the clothes of the person you wish to remember for a suggested donation of £25.
The elephant will not only be a cuddly comfort, it also represents the ‘elephant in the room’ - the topics of death and dying that people tend to avoid. So, not only will your elephant help to raise money for those who need hospice care, it will also be a gentle reminder that it is ok to talk about someone who has died.