Often, after the passing of a loved one, family members look for special ways by which they can honour their memory. One way in which this can be done is by arranging for family and friends to donate in memory of the person who died.
A Memorial Donation to the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is a thoughtful way to remember someone, and at the same time help give health and life to those who remain.
Any money donated to the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in this way is recorded as a gift in memory of the deceased. Often the family may ask that any money that would normally have been spent on flowers for the funeral be instead directed to Woolcock Institute of Medical Research. Of course, donations in addition to this are welcomed and will also be recorded as a memorial gift.
In Memoriam Gifts are also significant in commemorating the anniversary of the passing of a loved one.
A Treasured Memory
Names of those who have been remembered in this way are recorded in our Book of Remembrance, which is maintained in perpetuity at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Letter Expressing Condolences and Appreciation
The next of kin/nearest family member of the person who has died is sent a letter expressing condolences and special thanks to the names of all those who kindly make memorial donations; and are also advised of the total amount given (of course the amount given by each individual is not disclosed).
Receipts for All
Everyone who makes a memorial donation is sent a letter of thanks and receipt, which can be used for tax purposes, if required.
To make a Memorial Gift in honour of a loved one
- or download and complete our in Memoriam Gift form and mail with your cheque/money order/credit card details to:
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Reply Paid 77
Missenden Road NSW 2050
The following three details are required:
- Your name and address (so that we can provide you with a receipt).
- The name and address of the person who has died.
- The name and address of the next of kin or nearest family member, (so that we can inform them of your kind memorial donation, without mentioning the $ amount).
In Memoriam envelopes Alternatively, when making arrangements with the Funeral Director in preparation for a funeral you can discuss your wishes for an In Memoriam Gifts.
The Funeral Director can then contact the Woolcock on (02) 9114 0353 for a supply of our special In Memoriam envelopes and arrange for them to distributed at the service.
Many families also like to mention these arrangements in the Funeral Notice that is placed in the newspaper so that those wishing to make a gift in lieu of flowers can do so.
T (02) 9114 0353
F (02) 9114 0013
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