Donations and Funeral Collections
AB Walker collect donations totalling nearly £300,000 per year in memory of those who have died. Since summer 2012 this has been done through Memory Giving (www.memorygiving.com) – a simple online payment processing site that allows the donations to be passed quickly to the charity and enables the recovery of gift aid to further enhance the gift. The site allows donors to leave a message or give anonymously. In a matter of a couple of months, over half of our donations were made via Memory Giving and although we will continue to accept cheques made out to charities, it is easy to see that this is the future of funeral collections.
We will offer to create a page for every client – we would request that a picture is provided to add to the page as this makes it much more personal – we can assist with this. The family will receive a comprehensive report at the end of the collection – typically 6 weeks from the date of death – the page will remain viewable on the site for two years.