When one of our members dies, we are often asked by their family how they can make donations to Calibre. Sometimes this is in place of people buying flowers for the funeral, others because the family themselves are aware of how much our service meant to their loved one and have kindly chosen to donate to us.
These sentiments from the families of Calibre members are never taken for granted by us. And we appreciate that at a time of loss, dealing with all the administration that goes alongside a death and arranging a funeral service is tough, particularly because at the same time you are dealing with your own grief. So, in the hope that we can make life just that little bit easier for families of our members going through this difficult time and to offer them the chance to honour the memory of the person they love and miss, we are working with another charity called MuchLoved who are hosting an online tribute service for Calibre.
The MuchLoved Charitable Trust is a pioneering bereavement charity founded by Jonathan Davies in 1998 following the death of his brother and shortly afterwards his mother. Wanting an online resource to help with his own grief, Jonathan was inspired to design a web-based tribute service for others.
MuchLoved is a charitable organisation solely designed to provide an online memorial site where you can record memories and stories of the person who has died alongside friends and family members who may wish to do the same. As well as creating a tribute page to your loved one, the site can be used to advertise funeral arrangements and process donations and collect Gift Aid for UK charities. We have also set up a Calibre dedication page so if you decide not to use the full service provided by MuchLoved, you can, if you wish, just leave a dedication to your family member or friend on our dedication page.
We know an online resource will not appeal to everyone, so if this is true for you, there are still many other ways you can donate to us after a bereavement and these can all be found on our In Memory page here. But for those of you who are looking for an easy, online way of managing funeral donations or simply want to arrange a permanent online memorial to that special person, we hope this new service will be the perfect way that we can support you at this time .
For any questions on either MuchLoved or anything else concerning In Memory Donations or Gifts in Wills please contact Terry Squire on on 01296 380558 or you can send him an email.