Forget Me Not Funds are a unique and lasting way to remember a lost loved one. Named after the person who has died, the fund allows friends, family and colleagues to dedicate their combined fundraising efforts under one name in memory of their loved one.
Family, friends and work colleagues can all donate to the fund in whatever way suits them best, from setting up a direct debit or organising a simple fundraising event to taking part in one of our challenges.
Setting up a Forget Me Not Fund can be a very positive way to remember someone as your donations will make a real difference to the lives of others.
Read why some friends and families chose to set up a Forget Me Not Fund to honour the memory of a loved one.
Judith Gillanders Forget Me Not Fund
Originally from Hillsborough, Judith spent time in the USA and in England following her marriage in 2006 before her husband’s work took them back to Northern Ireland in 2014. In February, Judith became ill with a very aggressive form of cancer and died on 28th May, leaving her husband Ross and two children George (5 years) and Ciara (3 years).
Esme Marie McManus Forget Me Not Fund
“Esme Marie died in 2001 from a brain tumour at only 28 years of age. She was a much loved daughter, sister and wife. Es loved life and lived it to the full. Even as she battled her illness she continued to make the most of what she could.
Denis Bond Forget Me Not Fund
“My husband, Denis died just 2 years ago, only 44 years of age from cancer. He was a fantastic son and husband and such an amazing father to our two children Kathryn aged 9 and Andrew aged 6, at the time.
Paddy McQuade Forget Me Not Fund
“We are creating this Forget Me Not fund in memory of Patrick (Paddy) McQuade, a dearly loved husband and father who died two and a half years after being diagnosed with cancer. He was very simply “the sunshine of our lives” and we love and miss him every single day.
David Whiteside Forget Me Not Fund
“On 24th May 2013 our father lost his battle against prostate cancer. He was an extremely kind and generous father and grandfather. As a family we will never forget the precious memories we have. He loved life, his family, his dogs, his bicycle and the great outdoors.
Dessie McMullan Forget Me Not Fund
“Our dad, known to most as Dessie, was one of life’s characters whom everyone loved. He was kind, thoughtful, generous, loyal and loving to Eleanor, his wife, all his family and friends.