Give in memory

Pay tribute to a loved one with a special donation

Give in memory"Losing someone is one of the hardest things you ever have to face. I lost my stepfather, Mark, quite unexpectedly and suddenly to cancer – it leaves you with a gaping hole in your life.

"I don’t think you ever get over the loss, you just learn to somehow continue living your life without that person there – and do what you can, where you can, to honour their memory in some way.

"For me, working for World Cancer Research Fund is something positive that I do every day and I believe the work we do would have meant a lot to my stepfather. You can’t change what’s happened, but we all hope that what we do now might make a difference to someone else some day."

– Davina

A special donation

Donating or fundraising in someone's memory is a very special way to remember them and celebrate their life. 

These special donations speak of the love for the person they commemorate and it can be comforting to know that each donation given in their memory will help them live on through our research and work.

Your kindness will help create a brighter tomorrow, where fewer people have to face a cancer diagnosis and those who do will have a better chance of surviving this deadly disease.

Celebrate your loved one's life

Whether it’s arranging donations in lieu of flowers or setting up an online tribute fund in their memory, we're here to help, and can work with you or your funeral director to ensure everything is carried out according to your wishes.

  • Instant online payment

Make a one-off donation here. Please chose "in memory of a loved one" from the options, and leave us a message in the comments box so we know who you're remembering.

  • Over the phone

You can also make your donation over the phone with a debit or credit card by calling us on 020 7343 4200. 

  • By post

Please make cheques payable to World Cancer Research Fund and include an In Memory donation form. Send your cheque and form to:

World Cancer Research Fund
In Memory Donations
140 Pentonville Road
N1 9FW

  • Set up a regular donation

We’re grateful for every donation we receive, but regular gifts are especially helpful because they allow us to plan more effectively for the future.


Create an online tribute fund

Sharing happy memories, stories and photos of someone is a lovely way to keep their memory alive. Online tribute funds are a meaningful way of doing this, providing a private space where your family and friends can share memories of your loved one and collect donations in their name.

World Cancer Research Fund, along with our partner Love2Donate, are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to start an online tribute fund so that you can leave a tribute, expressing your feelings to give comfort and support to all those affected by the loss of your loved one.

To start your own tribute fund, download and complete our form (also available as a pdf). When you return this to us, we'll ensure your special page is set up.

You can visit your tribute fund at any time to see the lovely messages left.

The information on this form will be shared with Love2Donate in order to provide its service, and we will delete our copy of the data in line with our retention policy. Our privacy notice can be found here and Love2Donate's privacy notice can be found here.

Contact us

If you've got a question about donating in memory of a loved one and want to speak to us, our friendly Supporter Services Team are always happy to help.

t: 020 7343 4200