Gifts in Memory of a Loved One

A donation in memory of a loved one is a valuable and positive way to celebrate their life

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Many people now choose to honour their loved one by making a donation to their chosen charity in lieu of flowers at the funeral. Gifts like these make a real difference to those living with RA and JIA, and are a very positive way to celebrate the life of your special someone. 

How to donate in memory

Online: to make an online in memoriam donation click here

Phone:  to donate via phone with a credit or debit card please call our fundraising team on 01628 823524.

Cheque: please make all cheques payable to ‘NRAS’ and send to NRAS, Ground Floor, 4 Switchback Office Park, Gardner Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7RJ.

Donation Envelopes: we can provide you with NRAS Cherry Blossom donation envelopes which you can distribute to friends and family. These can be used at a funeral, events held in honour of your loved one and significant days such as birthdays and anniversaries. To order your envelopes please call Brianna on 01628 823524 or email

When making any type of in memoriam donation, please let us know the name of the person your gift is in honour of so we can attribute all funds to the same named fund.

To find out more about anything mentioned here please contact Brianna on 01628 823524 or email

Tribute Funds

An NRAS Cherry Blossom Tribute Fund is a special and lasting way to honour the memory of your loved one, while helping NRAS to support those living with RA and JIA. Friends, family and anyone from around the world can make donations to the fund on an ongoing basis to help celebrate their life and support the work we do.

Your individual online Tribute will be a beautiful personalised memorial of your loved one comprising of messages, pictures, stories, music, videos and even online candles. You can also invite friends and family to contribute.

You might wish to make a regular donation to the fund on a memorable date such as a birthday, anniversary or at Christmas, or you may choose to take part in fundraising activities and donate the money to the Tribute Fund to help it grow further.

To set up your NRAS Tribute Fund click here, and follow the 5 easy steps.  

For further information on Tribute Funds please download a copy of our Tribute Fund leaflet here. If you have any questions, or would like us to set one up for you, please contact Bronwen on 01628 823524 or email 

Sam's story

Sam set up a Tribute Fund in memory of his stepfather, Lee. Lee was diagnosed with RA in 2001 and lived with the debilitating disease for just two years before he died from complications associated with RA. Sam, who was just 16 years old when Lee died, says:

‘Lee had a massive impact on my life, helping me to achieve my ambitions and he still does. He was more than just a stepfather, he was my best friend and I miss him greatly.’

Sam has taken part in a number of fundraising events for NRAS in memory of his stepfather including a skydive, half marathon, bungee jump, the London Marathon and most recently the Total Warrior Challenge which is an ultimate test of strength, stamina, agility and mental determination. All funds raised are attributed to Lee’s Tribute Fund which now stands at £1,400.