Making a donation in memory of a loved one, friend or colleague is a wonderfully thoughtful way to celebrate their life and keep their memory alive. Flowers last only a few days but a small sum of money to a charity can provide a lasting and welcome gift to those who really need it in your local community.
In particular, if Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale has been instrumental in their lives or a cause close to their hearts, giving a donation is a special way to remember them and help continue our services for others into the future.
There are a number of ways you can make a gift in someone’s memory. Many funeral directors offer the service of being the receiving point for donations. They then forward them to the charity, at the same time notifying the family of the total donations received. If you choose to arrange donations this way, it's important to provide the funeral director with the correct registered charity details, as follows:
Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale
Unit 4 Cleeve House, Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5GP
Charity Number: 1137821
Alternatively, you can create an online remembrance fund or tribute page.
It’s easy to do and you can invite people to make a donation, light a virtual candle and share memories and photos of your loved one. In a time when it's more difficult to be physically together, it’s a place for you to remember and celebrate the life of someone who's special to you.
Here is an example of one such online provider of this service you could use. https://www.muchloved.com/
Remembering a local charity is always a touching sentiment as they can guarantee that your donation will be spent locally, helping more people like you and those that you love. To find out more, please call Age Connects on tel: 029 2068 3604.
I have been an active fundraiser and volunteer with Age Connects for several years now and I've found it hugely beneficial to view the world from someone else's perspective, from someone who has lived a long life and seen it all. I think this is particularly important in today's culture where the younger and older generations have never appeared more distant from each other. I enjoy giving something back to my local community and to those who have given so much in their lifetimes. I have even fundraised and run the Cardiff Half Marathon twice for Age Connects. I would definitely recommend others to find out more about how they can get involved in supporting this brilliant local charity.
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