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Donate in memory 

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to celebrate their life, while also helping to fund life-changing cancer research at the ICR. With your support, we will make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

There are many ways you can donate to us in memory of someone special.  If you need any support, or want to discuss the options available to you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Leon Gold

“His message to those he left behind is simple and immensely inspiring: to find the joy in life. And that is something we must surely all endeavour to do.” Sally Gold chose to support the ICR in memory of her husband, Leon, who passed away from lung cancer in 2012.

How to donate to cancer research in memory of someone

Create an in-memory fundraising page

By setting up a tribute page with MuchLoved, you can honour the memory of a loved one while also raising vital funds for our research.

Setting up a page only takes a few minutes and can act as a place to make donations and share special memories. 

How to set up your page

Follow these easy steps to set up your page

1. Visit MuchLoved to set up your tribute page 

2. Add details about your loved one including their gender and name. You also have the option to add more details such as date of birth and some text about your loved one in the ‘Words of Tribute’ section

3. Select a theme under ‘Tribute Appearance’ that best sums up your loved one’s interests and add their image

Create your tribute      Find a tribute

Make a donation

If you’d prefer to donate directly to us without creating a fundraising page, you can make an online donation or call our Supporter Engagement team on 020 7153 5387 to make an in-memory donation over the phone.

Make a donation

You can also send donations to our office. Just remember to include a covering note to let us know who the donations are in memory of. Our address is:

Development Office
The Institute of Cancer Research
123 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3RP

Take on a fundraising challenge

Challenge yourself to a run, hike or bike ride by signing up to one of our fundraising challenges throughout the year and raise money to help transform the lives of cancer patients.

If sports aren’t for you, we can support you to host your own fundraising event in tribute to a loved one.

Fundraising challenges

Make a regular gift

You can remember a loved one on special days throughout the year, or give monthly, by setting up a regular donation. A regular gift from you will help our researchers to make more discoveries to defeat cancer.

Give a regular gift

Donating at funeral services

Celebrate your loved one’s life by requesting donations in lieu of flowers or collect donations at their funeral or memorial service.

If you would like to request some ICR funeral collection envelopes to help you collect donations, get in touch by email or call 020 7153 5387. We can also provide you with literature about the ICR and collection boxes.  

You can also set up a funeral notice using MuchLoved in a similar way to creating a tribute page. This can be shared with funeral attendees to collect donations.

Arrange a donation at funeral services

Why I chose to make an in memory gift to the ICR

Leon Gold’s love for life inspired his wife Sally to make an in-memory gift to the ICR, after he passed away from lung cancer in April 2012. Sally explained: “Leon chose aggressive treatment which was cutting-edge. All such research and treatments are supported, and in many cases made possible, through charities such as the ICR.”

Read their story

Giving in celebration

If you are celebrating a birthday, wedding, anniversary or retirement, congratulations from everyone at the ICR. You could ask for donations to the ICR instead of gifts – which is a wonderful way to celebrate your special occasion whilst helping to improve the lives of cancer patients across the world.

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Our family charity partners

The dedication of these charities, set up when a family has been touched by cancer, drives forward our research immeasurably.