When thinking about honouring a loved one, giving a gift in their memory is a unique and lasting tribute. If they were concerned about children during their lifetime, it may be especially appropriate and meaningful. And, of course, it can give real hope for children struggling to survive in poverty and conflict.
Gifts like these can provide the help required to immediately deal with conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies – any situation in which children’s lives are in danger. UNICEF receives no funding from the United Nations, so we are reliant on voluntary gifts.
Your very special tribute can shape a better world, a fairer, safer place where all children have the chance to flourish. Thank you.
"Helping children is the best way to honour my mum."
David’s mother, Muriel, dedicated her life to looking after vulnerable children and the less fortunate in our society. It’s why she was a dedicated UNICEF supporter and why, when she passed away in April 2011, David chose to continue honouring her commitment to help the world’s children.
David told us:
"Mum was a nurse and ward sister during and after the war, attending disadvantaged children in the Birmingham slums, providing testimonials to the courts in severe cases of child neglect, and working on the children’s wards and continued her career in Ramsgate Kent. She always remembered these experiences and the harshness of her early childhood, which is why she was such an avid supporter of UNICEF.
"After her passing, I thought the best way to honour her memory would be to accept donations for UNICEF instead of flowers at her funeral, and to continue her monthly gift as a tribute to her. She was a passionate supporter of children, so I think she’d be really pleased that we’re remembering her in this way."
If, like David, you’re looking for a way of continuing a loved one’s support for children, you can make gifts in their memory to UNICEF. More and more families are finding comfort in doing something so positive at a difficult time, to allow the memory of their loved ones to live on.
Find out more
If you would like to speak to someone about giving a gift in memory of a loved one, please call Rachel Messenger on 020 7375 6208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.