Requesting Donations at a Funeral


Many people decide to ask for donations towards a treasured cause, rather than flowers, at a funeral or limit flowers to those from close family and ask for donations from other friends and family. This can be a fitting way for family and friends to remember their loved one by supporting a charity which helped them in their lifetime, or perhaps one which was close to their heart.

If you would like to arrange a collection please speak to your Funeral Director who should be able to help you to arrange this. Some people add it to their announcement in the local newspaper, some add it to the Order of Service, or some simply have a collection plate available at the funeral service.

Many local newspapers now have online announcements as well as those in the printed editions and some allow people to make donations through the newspaper's website. For example, the Derby Telegraph which covers Derby and the surrounding area, and the Chesterfield Today website which includes announcements for the Belper News, Buxton Advertiser, Derbyshire Times, Eastwood Advertiser, Ilkeston Advertiser, Matlock Mercury, Ripley and Heanor News, Chesterfield Advertiser, Eckington Leader and Peak Times.

If you are collecting donations from friends and family please ask for cheques to be made payable to Sight Support Derbyshire, and post cheques to:

Sight Support Derbyshire
Suite 2.2 - 2.10, 2nd Floor,
Litchurch Plaza
Litchurch Lane
Derby DE24 8AA

Sending cash by post is not recommended, so if you have cash to send please bank it and write a cheque as above, or transfer it directly to our account either online or at your bank. Call us on 01332 287027 for our details.

To enable us to thank those who have made donations, where you have their name and address details please do forward these on to us. Click here to find a helpful form. This will also enable us to claim Gift Aid on any eligible donations which can increase the value of donations from family and friends by 25 per cent at no cost to themselves. We will not use their personal details for any other purpose.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01332 292262 or email

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