The current Covid-19 pandemic may mean that it is difficult to say goodbye and commemorate a loved as you would wish too. If all family and friends are unable to attend a loved one’s funeral this can be extremely upsetting. However, there are still ways that friends and family can work together to remember and commemorate a loved one.
Set up an online Tribute Fund
By setting up an online Tribute Fund, you can share memories, pictures and stories about your loved one, as well as raise funds and receive donations that may otherwise have been collected at a funeral. These pages last forever and you can visit them at any time.
Create a Dedication
Creating a Dedication is a lovely way to commemorate your loved one. Find out how you can create a dedication.
Organise a collection
Collections cannot take place in the usual way at the moment, but if you would still like to request a few collection envelopes for a funeral or memorial service please get in touch and we can supply the collection envelopes you need.
The funeral director may also offer to organise the collection on your behalf. Another useful option, particularly at the moment, is to print our web address – www.rafbf.org/donate – on the order of service. Family and friends can donate online and mention your loved one when making the donation. We are then able to track all donations in your loved one’s name. We would recommend you contact us beforehand if you would like to track these donations.
Simply follow the online donation process and choose the amount you want to donate; after you enter your name on the following pages please check the box: 'My donation is in memory of someone'.
You will then be asked for some more details about your loved one. If you would like us to write to the family or next of kin, please ask and we will be happy to do so.
Please send cheques payable to 'RAF Benevolent Fund' to our freepost address:
FREEPOST Remembering Someone Special
RAF Benevolent Fund
67 Portland Place, London W1B 1AR
Please include a short covering letter with your name and address and the details of the person you are remembering. If you would like us to write to the family or next of kin please ask, and we will be happy to do so.
Help us claim Gift Aid – it means your donation could be worth around 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you. Please fill in our Gift Aid declaration online form so we can reclaim the tax on your donations.
Please call Samiha Sharif 020 3928 0563 and have your credit or debit card details available.
Thank you for thinking about making a donation in memory of a loved one or friend. We are honoured and touched that you have thought of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Your donation will make a real difference to the lives of the RAF Family.