Thank you for thinking of Headway Essex. We’re always incredibly touched and grateful to receive donations linked to someone special.

Whether you wish to fundraise in memory of a loved one who has passed, or wish to celebrate a milestone in someone’s recovery, this page will help you.

Fundraising in memory

Fundraising in memory of someone is a very special and touching way to remember them – celebrating their life, whilst helping others at the same time.

If you choose to support Headway Essex, we have made raising funds as straight-forward as possible. You can:

Creating an online tribute

We recommend using Virgin Money Giving’s Someone Special as a simple, sensitive way for people to come together to fundraise in memory of someone. You can create a tailored fundraising page in a few easy steps:

Step 1: Visit Virgin Money Giving’s Someone Special https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/

Step 2: You will be asked to sign-in either through an existing Facebook Account or by setting up a Virgin Money Giving account using an email address.

Step 3: You will be asked to provide the name of your loved one and their relationship to you.

Step 4: Enter your address

Step 5: Use the search function, when prompted, to look for Headway Essex and any other charities you wish to benefit (remember, you will be limited to five charities)

Step 6: Personalising your page. You may wish to write a few words, although you do not have to, and upload a picture of your loved one.

Step 7: Once you are happy with your page, all you have to do is make it live, at which point, you’ll be provided with a link to share with people.

You can encourage people to donate directly to the page or if family and friends are fundraising themselves, they can link their fundraising pages together to create a community in honour of your loved one.

Your page will stay open for as long as you like – so you, your friends and family can add donations and messages for years to come.

Fundraise to support someone in their recovery

As a charity, there is never an expectation on carers or clients to fundraise for us. The very fact that we have been able to help those along their journey, is enough for us. But sometimes, friends and family wish to celebrate a recovery milestone by raising funds for Headway Essex, so that others can experience the same level of support they have.

You can be as creative as you like in your fundraising efforts. You can:

Don’t forget to tell our fundraising team about your plans, as there are lots of ways in which we can help you! You can reach the fundraising team on 01206 547616 or email fundraising@headwayessex.org.uk

Don’t forget to tell our fundraising team about your plans, as there are lots of ways in which we can help you! You can reach the fundraising team on 01206 547616 or email the fundraising team

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