A donation in memory of your loved one, or a collection in their name, would help us put more life savers in local communities. With your support, our first aiders can be there for more people who need our help.

Please tell us if your loved one was connected with St John Ambulance in any way – we’d love to hear their story. Talk to the team.

How to give in memory

Collect at a funeral

Celebrate the life of your loved one with a collection in their memory, and help support the next generation of lifesavers.

We can send you free collection envelopes to make it easy to collect donations at a funeral. Often, the funeral director will gather the envelopes from donors, and send the total as a cheque.

Request collection envelopes

Send a donation

If you'd like to send a donation directly, you can:

  • donate online
  • donate by phone - call our team on 0144 238 7425
  • 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

Please tell us if you're loved one was connected with St John Ambulance - we'd love to hear their story.

Jacqui and Ian's story

Jacqui and her family donated funds for a defibrillator, in memory of her husband Ian.

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

'Over the past few years, we had heard of defibrillators. 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. Ian would be so satisfied that his defibrillator idea had materialised.

Because of Ian’s wishes, should anyone need a defibrillator, one may be closer than previously thought. Jacqui

'We were able to present the defibrillator to the local St John Ambulance Cadet group. 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 the St John Ambulance team, should anyone need a defibrillator, one may be closer to them than previously thought.'