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Donate in memory to St John Ambulance

Thank you for considering a gift to St John Ambulance in memory of your loved one.

How to donate in memory

There are two ways you can donate to us in memory:

  1. 1. Send a gift as a charitable donation - online, over the phone, or by post
  2. 2. Hold a collection at a funeral, and ask friends and family to donate.

Please let us know if your loved one was connected with St John Ambulance in any way - we’d love to hear their story. You can also set up an online tribute page to your loved one using our Book of Remembrance.

Collecting at a funeral

We can send you free donation envelopes to make it easy to collect donations at a funeral. This means friends and family can simply put their cheque or cash inside the envelope. Often, the funeral director will collect these for you, add them up and send the total to us as a cheque.

The donation envelopes are pre-printed with our address to make them easy to return.

Call our supporter team on 020 7324 4156 to request free envelopes. Please don’t send us cash in the post, as this isn’t always secure.

Letter of thanks

Shortly after donating you’ll receive a personal letter from us, thanking you for helping us to save more lives for generations to come.

If you’d like us to send a letter of thanks to the next of kin of the person remembered as well, showing the total amount donated, just let us know.

Case study: donating a defibrillator

'Before my husband Ian's death, he had made it quite clear that he was determined that instead of the cost of a funeral, he would rather the money go to a charity for a good cause, that would help other people.

'Over the past few years, we had heard of defibrillators and Ian so much wanted to get the money together to buy one and have it placed somewhere that was easily accessible. This is what brought our family to get in touch with St John Ambulance who were very kind and eager to help us. They have helped us through this difficult time, and Ian would be so satisfied that his defibrillator idea had materialised.

'We were able to go and present the defibrillator that we had donated to the local St John Ambulance Cadet group who would be using it. Now, the Cadet group will take the defibrillator out on duty - which is most weekends throughout the summer. It’s so humbling to know that because of Ian’s wishes and the support of St John Ambulance team, should anyone be in a position of needing a defibrillator, one may be closer to them than previously thought.' - Jacqui West

Other ways to donate

Donate online

Donate online using a credit or debit card

Donate online

Donate by phone

Call us on 0114 238 7425

Donate by phone

Donate by post

Cheques payable to St John Ambulance can be sent to Fundraising Team - In Memoriam, 27 St John's Lane, London EC1M 4BU

Donate by post

Book of Remembrance

Remember your loved one with an online tribute page