How to give in memory

Tribute funds

A Tribute fund is a special way to remember a loved one and cherish their memory while raising money to help St John Ambulance volunteers support communities across the nation.

We have partnered with Much Loved to give you a space to celebrate the life of your loved one and invite friends and family to share stories, messages or light a virtual candle in remembrance. It can also be a platform for collecting donations in lieu of flowers. For more information visit our Much Loved page.

Visit Much Loved to set up a Tribute Fund

Cherish the memory of your loved one and help us to save lives and support communities


If you’d like to send us a donation, you can: 

  • Donate online
  • Donate by phone – call our team on 0144 238 7425 
  • Donate by post - send to FREEPOST SSC

Due to the current situation, please be aware that there may be a delay in us receiving postal donations. If you can, please use the Tribute Fund, phone or online service where possible.


Funeral Donations   

If you have decided to celebrate the life of your loved one with a collection at their funeral, we can send you free envelopes that let take donations simply and discreetly. Due to the current situation and changes to the government guidelines for funerals it may be easier to ask for donations using our Tribute Fund service or by phone. You can also contact your funeral director who will be able to help you with the best way to collect donations during this time. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0114 238 7310. 

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.'