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Tribute Funds

What is a Tribute Fund?

A Tribute Fund is a special way to pay lasting tribute to someone you love whilst helping to support St Oswald’s Hospice.
It is a commitment to raise funds for the Hospice for a year or more and St Oswald’s can support you in this.
At St Oswald’s we know that dealing with the loss of a loved one is a very personal matter and everyone finds their own way to cope . In our experience we have found people find it a comfort to do something positive and lasting in celebration of the life of their loved one. That's what our Tribute Funds are all about.


How do I set up a Tribute Fund?


Tribute Tree

Download our Tribute Fund Pack

On receipt of the first donation to your Tribute Fund, you will be offered a copper leaf which will be engraved with the name of your loved one and placed  on our Tribute Tree which is sited in the peaceful gardens at St Oswald’s Hospice.
The leaf will remain on the tree until the autumn after the first anniversary of your Fund and we will then send it to you in a commemorative box to keep close  forever as a lasting memory.


How can I grow the Fund?

You can raise funds in a variety of different ways, such as taking part in a sponsored challenge, making a regular donation or joining St Oswald’s Hospice Lottery.

You may also wish to organise a fundraising event such as a coffee morning or cake sale, or perhaps make a contribution on a significant date such as a birthday, anniversary or at Christmas time.

Setting up a Tribute Fund is a very personal decision and you may want to take time to consider it.  A member of St Oswald’s experienced Fundraising team can talk to you about whether a Fund is right for you.

Please call 0191 246 9123 or email fundraising@stoswaldsuk.org for more information or to arrange an informal meeting.

Together we can make a real difference to the lives of many local people in memory of your loved one.

Where there’s a Will, there’s a way to support your local Hospice Gifts in Wills are a vital source of funding for St Oswald’s Hospice, so much so that St Oswald’s is funded for one day per week by people who leave gifts in their Will.

If you intend to leave a Gift to St Oswald’s in your Will we can offer a Free Will writing service to you.