Give in memory
Donations in memory of a loved one are helping to transform the lives of vulnerable children living in some of the world’s hardest places.
Celebrate the life of a loved one today
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things you may ever have to face. But celebrating the life of a loved one can help lighten the burden of grief in the wake of bereavement, and offer a glimmer of hope when life feels dark and overwhelming.
If your loved one was passionate about our aid work or you know that they would have loved to help children in poverty, World Vision offers a number of ways to make a donation in memory of them:
Donations in lieu of funeral flowers
If you’re considering ways in which to give in memory, you might like to think about asking for charitable donations to World Vision UK instead of funeral flowers. You can make a one-off donation online or by post at any time.
For a more lasting way to commemorate the life of a loved one, you may want to pay tribute to them by setting up an online 'Love Lives On' tribute fund which can be shared with relatives and friends. Read more »
If you are able to give £3,000 or more or would like to fundraise in memory of your loved one, you might find that a contribution to one of our projects is particularly rewarding.
If you would like to discuss funding a project, please email or kindly call our Legacies and Rembrance Gifts team on 01908 841060.
Sponsor a child
Sponsor a child in memory of your loved one, or if your loved one was already a child sponsor, you could continue the sponsorship that they started. Alternatively, a collection of £75 or more can be sent to benefit the sponsored child and their family.
To arrange this, please email or kindly call our Legacies and Rembrance Gifts team on 01908 841060.
In memory of Rosemary Turnbull, 30 May 1952 - 12 November 2014
Born a farmer's daughter in Canterbury on 30 May 1952, Rosemary developed a passion for dogs and horses from a very early age. When Rosemary finished school she went to Exeter University and there ignited her second passion: teaching. She married John in 1978 and they had two gorgeous children, Oliver and Joanna along with several horses and three dogs. Rosemary and John shared a wonderful 36 years together until Rosemary's tragic and unexpected death in 2014.
Throughout her life, Rosemary was an incredibly active, efficient and passionate woman with a huge number of friends. She enjoyed so many things - horse riding, gardening, History of Art, painting, knitting, music, reading, coast walking, tapestry and, in addition to all these things, she was also learning Spanish!
Family was incredibly important to Rosemary and she always made time for her two nephews and four nieces: "We will always remember her for all the things she did for us. For arts and crafts projects like modelling, painting and printing. She always had something new up her sleeve. For horse riding and rounders games on summer evenings. For keeping us on the straight and narrow, and for her guidance as we faced the challenges of adulthood."
Rosemary loved children so much and cared deeply for them and as a primary school teacher, she was loved by many of the young children that she taught and by their parents. When she discovered World Vision she was drawn to help children in the developing world who needed support. Rosemary was very impressed with their activities and continued her loyal support for an incredible 26 years!
Inspired by Rosemary's generous heart, her family have chosen to honour her memory and continue her passions through fundraising for World Vision. In May 2015, her daughter Joey, along with other family members, took part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon. Their sponsorship, along with the gifts given at Rosemary's funeral, have raised over £3,000 for World Vision's work. The hope is to continue fundraising and make sure Rosemary's inspiration continues to help more and more children around the world.
"I hope to continue Mum's support of this incredibly worthwhile charity and so hope that this is just the beginning!" Joey Turnbull.
A Love Lives On tribute fund is a very personal and wonderful way of creating a lasting tribute to your loved one. It is a way of ensuring that no word is left unsaid. It is an opportunity to honour a loved one’s life and express gratitude for the joy that they have given to those around them.
Simple to set up and easy to use, your Love Lives On tribute site will enable you to collect photographs, music, video, and a whole host of memories, in a place that friends and family can share and contribute, donate on-line easily and securely, send cheques or donate regularly by Direct Debit and watch your Love Lives On Fund grow.
By keeping your loved one’s memory alive, you will also be helping children in the world’s hardest places to live free from fear.
Meet the team
Our dedicated Remembrance Gifts Team is here to help you.
If you’ve recently lost a loved one, our Remembrance Gifts Team is here to help you. They can offer advice, support and help you identify an area of our work that would be an appropriate tribute to your loved one.
The team will be as helpful and supportive as they can and everything you tell them is in the strictest confidence. They can:
- Explain how remembrance gifts can help our vital work with children
- Explain the various options for making a donation in memory of a loved one
- Help you to choose a personal and fitting tribute to your loved one
- Send you further information to help you decide what is the best option for you
If you’d like to make a gift in memory of a loved one to World Vision or you’ve got any other queries, please email of kindly call us on 01908 841060.
Judi CumberlandActing Head of Specialist Giving
Judi has extensive experience in international development, having worked with a variety of INGOs in Asia and Africa for 10 years, and then based from the UK for 8 years.Read more
Judi has extensive experience in international development, having worked with a variety of INGOs in Asia and Africa for 10 years, and then based from the UK for 8 years.
From the UK she has led teams to develop of child focused programmes in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe in roles with World Vision UK and Save the Children UK. Judi is also a Trustee with Retrak (a global street children's NGO)Read less
Helen EdwardsLegacy and Remembrance Gifts Executive
Helen joined World Vision almost 20 years ago and is passionate about fighting injustice and poverty.Read more
Helen joined World Vision almost 20 years ago and is passionate about fighting injustice and poverty.
"It's such a privilege to be involved in helping to transform the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children."
Helen would love to talk with you about how you can honour the memory of a loved one and be part of transforming the lives of the world's poorest children. She works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and her Direct Line is 01908 244569.Read less
Resources and FAQs
Yes, we can arrange for a regular direct debit to be set up for you to remember your loved ones on dates that are special to you. This could be on their birthday or an anniversary.
If you have any other questions, please call the Remembrance Gifts team on 01908 84 10 60 phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00 - 17:00 or alternatively send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, once the project is completed we are able to arrange a visit for you. Please call the remembrance gifts on 01908 84 10 60 so we can help you further with this.
The best way to see how your Love Lives On memorial site will look is simply to Create a Tribute - this is very easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes. You can personalise the design, add memories, photos, music and video as well as invite friends & family to visit and contribute. At all times you retain total control over privacy and postings, plus your site is hosted online in perpetuity so that you can keep it as both a loving and a lasting tribute.
If you prefer we can create and look after your on-line tribute for you.
If you are setting up a Tribute Fund for someone and you are not their next of kin, we would ask that you seek agreement from them first; this is to ensure that the family are fully aware and supportive of the Tribute Fund.
When you choose to set up a Love Lives On Tribute Fund all future donations
from you, your family or friends will be added to make it grow. It can provide a positive focus for everyone who knew them to honour their memory.
If you have previously given donations in memory of a loved one to World Vision UK, and would now like to set up a Tribute Fund and attribute all the donations given in memory to date, please let us know.
A Tribute Fund can often start with donations in lieu of flowers at the funeral, and then can grow through fundraising events held in memory of your loved one. Donations can also be given in memory through a variety of ways, such as by making a regular monthly gift, which is a wonderful way to keep paying tribute and ensure that the fund grows into something really substantial. In addition, you may choose to donate on dates to mark birthdays, anniversaries or on other special occasions which are unique to both you and your loved one. Our remembrance gifts team will support you with any fundraising events.
Yes, we always try to identify an area of our work that would be an appropriate tribute to your loved one. This may be a gift to their sponsored child's community or a bespoke project for larger donations. However, some people choose to send their remembrance gift to support our General Fund, this means that we can use the donation wherever the need is greatest.
Yes, our field staff will send us a short report and some photographs to show how a project gift has helped to benefit a sponsored child and their community. If you choose to help support a bespoke project in memory of your loved one, you will receive a project proposal outlining the objectives of the project and a completion report once the project has reached its goals.