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In Lieu of Flowers


Thank you for considering supporting St Raphael’s Hospice in memory of a loved one.

The phrase ‘in lieu of flowers’ does not mean that there will be no flowers at a funeral; rather it means that the family have decided to limit floral tributes by inviting others, if they wish, to make a donation to the Hospice.

We have printed donation envelopes suitable to be placed in the church or crematorium. These include a space to say who the gift is in memory of.

Such gifts may be encouraged in an advertisement or funeral notice using the phrase

‘In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to be made to St Raphael’s Hospice.’

 Every donor who includes their name and address on their envelope will be thanked by us. There is also a “Gift Aid” declaration for individual donations. This enables the Hospice to receive an extra 25% from the government, at no extra cost to the donor or us. We will also provide the next of kin with a complete list of those who have donated, along with the total received, approximately 3 months after the funeral.

Alternatively, you can ask for cheques to be forwarded to us:

St Raphael’s Hospice
Fundraising Office
London Road
North Cheam
Sutton Surrey

(cheques payable to “St Raphael’s Hospice”). Please remember to include the name of the person you are remembering.

If you would like to set up an online donation page visit the link below for more information:

Online giving

We appreciate that these donations are made at a difficult time and THANK YOU for your support.

If you require any further assistance, please contact our Supporter Care Team on 020 8254 2450 or supportercare@straphaels.org.uk.