Donating in memory or celebration of a loved one
For your next celebration event, why not ask your friends and family to donate to Mercy Health instead of receiving gifts. Donations in lieu of gifts are simple to arrange and can be applied to almost any event or celebration: births, birthdays, christenings/naming days, anniversaries, weddings etc. We can provide you with donation envelopes which you can either send out with your invitations or have available at your celebration.
You may also wish to set up your own fundraising page, where family and friends can share their personal messages. Your friends will be sent a receipt letter and we will send you the total amount donated as well as the names of those who have donated.
Visit Mercy Health's Everyday Hero site to create your own fundraising page.
By arranging gifts in celebration to Mercy Health, you will be helping to advance care in our hospitals, in the community and residential aged care. Your donation can be directed to the area of greatest need or to a particular facility or program.
Contact Mercy Health's fundraising team for information and fundraising support on 03 8416 7766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gifts in memory
A gift in memory is a special way to pay tribute to the memory of a loved one. Your gift will be used to advance the care provided through our hospitals, in the community and residential aged care. Donations can also be directed to one of our facilities or programs.
How your gift in memory will be recognised
The family of the person who has died is sent a letter expressing condolences and a list of people who have given in memory of their loved one (the dollar amount is not mentioned). Everyone who makes a memorial donation is sent a letter of thanks and receipt, which can be used for tax purposes if required. Your donation is acknowledged with a letter to the bereaved family (the dollar amount is not mentioned).
How to make a gift in memory
Donation envelopes can be sent to the Funeral Director who ensures they are available at the service. If you wish to have Memorial Donation forms sent to a funeral home, please contact us on 03 8416 7766 or email@example.com.
Alternatively you can make a donation online or create a page in memory of your loved one.
The funeral notice
You may choose to make a gift or ask your family and friends to make a gift in lieu of giving flowers. To inform friends and mourners of your preference, we suggest you include this request in your loved one’s funeral notice. Some suggested wording may include:
“In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mercy Health. Envelopes will be available at the funeral or you can make a donation at www.mercyhealth.com.au or by calling 03 8416 7766.”