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In Memory Giving

Giving in memory to Centrepoint is a thoughtful and caring way to remember a loved one that also helps change lives and give homeless young people a future.

Your gift will help to remember a life in a way that is fitting to the person close to you, and will help Centrepoint to provide homeless young people with a future – a safe place to live and support into education or a job.

 

 

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GIFTS IN MEMORY HELP TO CHANGE LIVES

When you choose to give to Centrepoint it inspires hope in the thousands of young people we support each year. A gift in memory can be the start of a wonderful, long-lasting relationship with Centrepoint, where people often go on to fundraise with us every year in memory of the person that was close to them.

There are a number of ways in memory donations help us towards our goal of preventing youth homelessness. At all times, our overall goal is to prepare the young people we work with to live independently – this can include providing them with a place to stay while they get the help they need to move on to independence. We also give young people the opportunity to complete their education, gain crucial skills and prepare for a career. Many young people need support to look after their mental and physical health, and this is also an important part of the work we do to help give homeless young people a future.

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Ways to donate

Donating to Centrepoint in memory is a meaningful way to remember someone close to you – someone who felt the state of youth homelessness in the UK was unacceptable. Your donation will help to fund projects and services and get the lives of vulnerable young people back on track.

However you choose to donate and no matter how big or small your donation, we are here to help.  We know this way of donating to Centrepoint is very personal, so we have a dedicated team for donations that are made in memory. Our team are able to provide support, help answer your questions and welcome knowing more about the person you cared for, along with any concerns they may have had about youth homelessness.

You can contact our In Memory Giving team by emailing Legacy and Stewardship Manager, Rosie Kew, at rkew@centrepoint.org or by telephoning 0207 423 6290.

Alternatively, more information on ways to donate in memory are given below.

ORGANISE A COLLECTION IN MEMORY

ORGANISE A COLLECTION

Holding a collection at a funeral service or celebration of life event can be a fitting way to remember someone special to you and a cause worth caring about.

We are always very grateful when a gift to Centrepoint is made instead of flowers. Our committed team can supply everything you may need for an in memory collection, such as branded collection envelopes and a special Centrepoint collection box that can be used at a funeral, memorial service or a celebration of life event.

The money collected can then be sent to our supporter care team (find our address here); paid to us via a dedicated JustGiving page created in memory; or paid in online via our payment page and selecting the ‘a gift in memory’ option.

For more information or any help with arranging a collection, transferring in memory funds to Centrepoint or setting up an in memory JustGiving page, please contact our team at the contact below.

DONATE IN MEMORY

Choosing to make a personal donation to Centrepoint in memory is a thoughtful way of remembering the person you have lost.

Be assured that your donation – no matter how big or small – will make a difference to the lives of homeless young people.

You can donate in memory of your loved one via our payment page. For other ways to donate in memory, please speak to a member of our dedicated in memory team on the contact details below.

HOLD OR TAKE PART IN AN EVENT

“I wanted to give something back to the organisation that helped my brother the most, and to do something that helped keep his memory alive.”

 - David Bebbington, who raises funds for Centrepoint in memory of his brother Andrew

Bringing family and friends together to raise money for Centrepoint is a wonderful way to remember your loved one while also raising funds to help homeless young people. You may choose to take part in an existing event such as a run or challenge, or even create your own event in memory of someone close to you.

You may even decide to get together every year on a special date or anniversary to remember your loved one and raise valuable funds for Centrepoint.

If you have already held your in memory event and wish to donate to Centrepoint, you can do this via our payment page.

Read more about David's story here.

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OTHER WAYS TO REMEMBER YOUR LOVED ONES

We are here to help if you want to talk about a more tailored way of donating Centrepoint to remember a person close to you.

For example, Mr and Mrs Andrew spoke to us about donating to Centrepoint in memory of their son Chris.

They knew they wanted to make a one-off donation in his name, but weren't sure what form this would take. After discussion with our team, a music room named after Chris was opened in our Berwick Street service in 2018.  Young people can visit the centre to play instruments and develop their musical skills.

Read more about Chris's story here

Coping with Loss

Losing a person close to you is devastating, and can be more difficult at certain times of year such as special anniversaries or Christmas. If you would like to talk to someone please reach out to some of the specialist organisations that can help, such as Cruse, The Samaritans and The Silver Line.

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