Start a Tribute Fund

A tribute fund to celebrate the life of someone you love is a personal and unique way to remember them whilst at the same time supporting the vital work of Saint Francis Hospice, in their memory. You have complete administrative control over the site although we can also access the page if you need any help.


Donate to your fund

Your tribute fund can be visited any time or place in order to help you remember and reflect. It can bring together friends and family from all around the world as you invite them to share stories and memories, upload photographs, music, videos and ‘light’ candles. As everything is stored centrally your tribute can be accessed at any time, day or night.

About Saint Francis Hospice, Essex

Your Tribute Fund

Gillian James spent the last month of her life on our inpatient unit with her husband Kevin and their daughter Laura by her side. And when she sadly died on July 31 2018, Kevin and Laura set up a tribute fund to celebrate Gillian’s life and enable friends to make a donation in her memory. “It was really nice when we started getting messages from everyone as it was a chance for people to write nice things about mum,” said Laura. “And we were really surprised five months after she passed away to receive a message letting us know people were still donating.”

Help your fund to grow

All donations made on to your page will grow your tribute fund and if you decide to organise your own event or take part in a hospice event, friends and family can support you by donating on your page and by sending you messages of encouragement. Why not ask guests to make a donation to your Fund instead of a gift at your birthday or wedding anniversary?

Thank You

We are so grateful to you for supporting the Hospice in such a special way and hope that you will find it comforting as you develop your tribute page.

Every donation made in memory of your loved one will go towards helping us raise the £21,000 a day we need to provide our specialist end of life care and support services to people living in Brentwood, Havering, Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and West Essex. Thank you


We are here to help and support you whether it’s setting up your tribute, adding a family photo or music or suggesting fundraising ideas. If we can help with your tribute fund in any way, please contact Anita McCarthy on 01708 753319 ext. 2245 or email: anitamccarthy@sfh.org.uk