Christian Boswell’s MuchLoved tribute page
Christian’s tribute page was set up a few weeks after Christian passed away. His family and friends were keen to donate towards Christian’s funeral, but the family decided that they would prefer the money to be donated to St Ann’s to help other patients and families who were going through a similar experience to what they had been through.
The page was incredibly easy to set up. Being able to personalise it meant that we could really show Christian’s personality and interests and uploading pictures of Christian really makes us feel like the page belongs to him. Since the page has been active, we have been amazed at just how many donations have been made and it’s shown how popular and loved Christian is. Reading all the lovely messages and seeing the donations is so heart-warming and brings us comfort as well as a few tears and smiles.
We held a beautiful afternoon tea garden party and Christian’s 6-year-old daughter Darcie completed a 32-mile sponsored walk to raise money for St Ann’s. The tribute page has made it easy for people to donate and has spurred us on to think of new ideas to raise money. It has brought not just us as a family together but also the local community. As there isn’t an end date or deadline on the Much Loved page we know that it will always be there to look at or donate to. Events like birthdays or Christmas we will donate or light a candle on the page to remember.
Christian has two young children and as they grow up we will be able to show them the page and they can read all the lovely comments about their daddy and if they choose to do any fundraising in the future they will be able to add it to the fund and watch it grow. Christian was very generous and donated regularly to various charities so we know he will have approved of his page and be so proud of the amount raised. We have currently raised over £8,700 and hope to reach £10,000 soon. Victoria Boswell , Christian’s sister
What is a tribute page?
A tribute page is a dedicated page celebrating the life and memory of your loved one. Dealing with a loss can be very difficult, and often friends and family want to do something positive in memory. A tribute page is a forever place where you, family and friends can come together to share memories, music, photos and special days.
Your online tribute page is free to create and has no expiry date, ensuring that the memory of your loved one lives on forever to be shared with friends and family for years to come.
How can I use a tribute page?
With your tribute page you can:
- Collect donations in their memory
- Add photos, videos and music
- Share stories and memories – and share your thoughts in your own private journal
- Share details of your loved one’s funeral or memorial event
- Mark anniversaries by lighting a candle or leaving a special gift
- Add an event you’re doing in their memory
Friends and family who visit the page can:
- Share messages and photos
- Light a candle or leave a gift
- Make a donation in your loved ones memory
St Ann’s Memory Meadow
Add a message and a photo to St Ann’s online memory meadow to remember a loved one at any time of year. This could be to mark a special day such as a birthday or anniversary, or just because you’re thinking of them. You can also make a donation to the hospice when adding your message.
If you are in the process of arranging a funeral for a loved one, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for thinking of St Ann’s Hospice at this incredibly difficult time.
To make this as simple as possible on the day, we can help you set up a tribute page which can be used a funeral notice and a way for family and friends to donate to St Ann’s Hospice in lieu of flowers at a funeral memorial service.
Another way to collect donations is using collection envelopes. These make it easy for friends and family to donate and include the option to Gift Aid to increase their donation to St Ann’s Hospice by 25%, at no extra cost to them.
Need to speak to us?
If you need any more information, whether it’s helping set up your tribute page or requesting donation envelopes, we’re here to help. Please contact our Individual Giving and Legacy team on 0161 498 3631 or email email@example.com.
How your donations make a difference
We’re so grateful for all the support we receive. Some people want to just raise as much as they can, whilst others like to set themselves a target.Find out more here
We can provide support to anyone who is connected to the patient who has died – whether that is a friend, family member, carer or partner.
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