17 April 2020

Helping you connect to remember someone special

We're offering a sensitive way for friends and family to overcome the current restrictions on travel and attendance at funerals by bringing them together online to celebrate the life of a loved one.

Forever Loved is an online platform which allows friends and family members to set up a dedicated tribute page and leave personal messages, post photos and videos, light virtual candles and share special memories of loved ones who have died.

Debbie Playford from Rennie Grove’s Family Support Team says: “Being able to come together to say goodbye and share memories and stories of our loved ones is a really important part of the grieving process which gives great comfort to many. Often this takes place at a funeral service but as funeral gatherings are not possible at the moment, it is important for friends and families to find other ways to connect and Forever Loved offers a very good way to do this.”

There's no cost to set up a Forever Loved page and it can be private for invited family and friends or public for anyone to see. The page stays live on the site for as long as the family wishes and is a lovely way of ensuring that memories live on for future generations too. Families also often use Forever Loved to fundraise in memory of their loved one, making donations at the time of death, or on special days, and some set up different fundraising events to contribute to the total raised in memory.

Tracey Hancock, Director of Fundraising at Rennie Grove, explains: “Raising money through Forever Loved is a very positive way to celebrate the life of someone special. Whether it’s asking for donations in lieu of funeral flowers, making a donation to help enable care to be there for others, or undertaking a sponsored challenge in memory or marking special birthdays and anniversaries, the money raised in memory makes a real difference in helping to fund the vital care we provide for patients and families in the community.”

If you would like to find out more about Forever Loved please visit ​our web page here or email fundraising@renniegrove.org.