Celebrate the life of your loved ones 

Celebrate the life of a loved one lost to kidney disease, our Forget-me-not Appeal this year as we celebrate and reflect on the lives of loved ones who are no longer with us.

In making a donation to the National Kidney Federation, you’ll be helping us support kidney patients, their families and carers at a time when they need information to help them live the best life possible.

We couldn’t do what we do without the amazing generosity of our supports. In these current uncertain times, we need your support more than ever to continue providing support through our helpline and to continue campaigning for improvements to renal provision and treatment.

As you can imagine the Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in our helpline staff working harder than ever to ensure that kidney patients, families and carers have their concerns answered.

 

This year, you can dedicate a Forget-me-not flower in our virtual Memory Meadow, and share your memory with family and friends.

Dedicate a flower to honour a loved one

You can also set up a JustGiving page in memory of your loved one Remember a loved one with JustGiving

Raising money for the NKF / Raising money in memory of a loved one

You’ll be able to add photos, a story, and donors can leave a message.

How do I set up a Page in memory of someone?

  1. Log in  or select ‘Get Started' from our homepage.
  2. Click 'Start Fundraising' at the top of the page.   
  3. Search for your cause.
  4. Click if you’re doing an organised event or personal challenge in someone’s memory. Otherwise, choose ‘In Memory’.
  5. Provide the gender, first and last name of the person you're remembering.
  6. Tick 'Yes' if you're running a bake sale, or selling tickets to an event, raffle or auction. Donations to your Page won't be eligible for Gift Aid. (Information on Gift Aid is only applicable to UK users) Find out more here.   
  7. Choose your JustGiving web address, this is the link that you’ll be sharing with friends and family for them to donate to the Page.
  8. Click ‘Create your Page’.

How can I link others raising money in memory of someone?

  1. Enter the name of the person you're remembering into the search box at the top of the JustGiving website.
  2. Once you've found the right Page, click to visit it. 
  3. Next to the picture, click the name of the person you're remembering.
  4. If it's the right person, select 'Make a Page for...'.
  5. Log in, select the charity you'd like to fundraise for and follow the rest of the steps to set up your Page. Please do not select "Remembering someone", as this has already been updated during your page creation. This FAQ may help if you get stuck. 

Your Pages will be tied together via the 'In Memory Collection Page'. Click the name of the person you're remembering on your Page to visit the collection. You'll see the total raised, charities being supported and links to individual Pages. 

How can I edit the details of the person I’m remembering?

If you created the Collection Page, you can add details about the person you're remembering and edit them at any time. Here's how:

  1. Log into your account and click on your name in the top right hand corner.
  2. Select ‘Your Fundraising’
  3. Click your Collection Page underneath ‘In Memory Collection Pages’.
  4. Edit the relevant information or image and click ‘Save’.