In memory funds

Our son, Matthew, was such a special person. We felt that opening a Tulip Fund in his name was a perfect way to help keep his memory alive and, at the same time, support Dorothy House. Gillian & Anthony Nash

Dorothy House Tulip Funds have been around for over 15 years. These Funds help provide vital care directly to our community when it is needed most – a true legacy.

 

There are two ways to set up a Fund – online and offline.

Online

We’re delighted to have partnered with MuchLoved to offer online Tulip Funds to remember someone special. Setting up an online  page creates a lasting legacy by raising money in the name of a loved one. Friends and family can support your Fund in any way they wish – by lighting a virtual candle, leaving a message, making donations, uploading photos, sharing memories or taking part in a fundraising event.

Offline

An offline Tulip Fund is set up through the Fundraising office at Dorothy House, in the name of the person you wish to honour and remember. Friends, relatives and colleagues can make donations directly to the fund at any time, through our office. Some may wish to make a single donation, others like to give regular gifts and anyone can take part in or hold their own fundraising event to contribute to their loved one’s Fund.

How your Fund helps

We provide compassionate care and support for people in our community with a life-limiting illness. Our focus is on quality of life, helping patients to live well and die well.

We give care and support to patients and their families across a 700sq mile area, which includes Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) and parts of Wiltshire and Somerset. Our services are provided whenever and wherever they are needed; at home, in the Hospice, or at one of our outreach centres. We respect the uniqueness of each patient and their family, and empower them to choose the type of care they receive.

Your support will help us to continue to provide the care that is so needed at the most difficult of times.

Tell me more about online funds

Creating an online Fund is a beautiful way to create a virtual space for celebrating and remember a loved one. The page can be made public or private; this is entirely up to you.

MuchLoved offer several additional online features mean that you, your friends and family can visit an online Fund to donate, share memories, post photos and host events.

Ready to set up an online Tulip Fund? Here’s how:
  • Visit MuchLoved by clicking here
  • Click ‘create a tribute’ and complete the information to set up the Fund
  • Once you’ve set up the page, if you’ve decided to share the page publicly, feel free to share the link with family and friends so that they can contribute
  • Throughout the years you will be able to watch your Fund grow while enjoying sharing memories, photos and even special dates with your community

If you’ve already set up an offline Fund, it’s easy to move it online. Use the steps able to set up your new Fund on MuchLoved and once that’s done, get in touch with our Supporter Care Team  supportercareteam@dorothyhouse-hospice.org.uk

They would be delighted to help you add your offline total to your new online Tulip Fund page.

Ready to set up an offline Tulip Fund? Here’s how:
  • Download and print the form here
  • Once you’ve completed the form, post it back to us
  • When we receive your form, we’ll send you a confirmation letter
  • Then every year, on the anniversary of the start date of your Fund, we’ll post a certificate to you so you can see how your Fund is growing
Any further questions?

If you have any further questions, we are always here to help so please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Also, if you feel you’d like to talk to someone about your bereavement or would like further information about support available, please contact our Family Support Team on: 0345 0130 555

We hope you, your family and your friends find this a special place to come together and celebrate the life of a loved one.