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. Send a gift as a charitable donation
- online, over the phone, or by post
- 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
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
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
'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