When you donate to Macmillan in memory of a loved one, we use it to support more people with cancer and their families. It’s an incredible gift to someone who needs it and a special way to celebrate your loved one.
Michelle and her family support Macmillan in memory of her dad, Tim. Since he passed away in 2012, the family has raised an amazing £20,000 – and they have no plans of stopping.
‘Dad knew and touched people all around the world. And he was really well known locally – he’d disappear off up the high street for crusty rolls and stop and say hi to everyone. We were amazed by how generous everyone was for his funeral.'
The family set up an online tribute fund so that people could donate to Macmillan, creating a permanent place to share memories, photos, donate and set up events in memory of Tim.
Fundraising for Tim
They also held a picnic, where 200 people came along to celebrate Tim’s life and his grandchildren raised £400 by selling the loom bands they’d made.
The family also organised a golf day at Tim’s club and a coffee morning to raise more money for Macmillan.
‘Local businesses gave amazing prizes - we’re going to do it again next year.’
Being there for one another
‘After losing Dad, supporting Macmillan was a no-brainer. Dad said if Macmillan can make an awful time feel better for someone, that’s amazing.’
‘Everyone is touched by cancer, everyone knows someone and it’s lovely to know that Macmillan is there for you if you need them.’
If you’d like to support Macmillan or set up a tribute fund in memory of your loved one, visit our Tribute Fund page. Your support will make a world of difference when families need it most.