Donate in memory

Leaving a gift in memory of a friend, loved one or pet is a wonderful way of remembering and celebrating their life.

Collection Envelopes

Asking friends and family to make a donation to Battersea in lieu of flowers is a wonderful way to remember a loved one and to celebrate their life as an animal lover. It can be comforting to know that each donation given in their memory helps to ensure that every dog or cat who finds themselves at Battersea gets the love and care they deserve. 

Our collection envelopes provide an easy way to collect donations at a funeral or memorial service. Friends and family have the option to donate by card or cheque and can return the pre-paid envelopes directly to us in their own time.

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Create an In Memory page 

An online In Memory fundraising page allows you to create a personal tribute to your loved one whilst giving money in their name to Battersea’s dogs and cats. 

It only takes a few minutes to set up your In Memory fundraising page through JustGiving. Once set up, friends and family from around the world can visit the page to make a donation and share their fondest memories.

You can also share your page through email or social media and include details in the newspaper announcement or order of service, asking people to make a donation to our animals instead of buying flowers.

Hoi's Story

When dog-lover, Hoi, passed away it was his final wish that donations be made to Battersea in his memory. His family took great comfort in knowing this tribute to Hoi was helping us to care for the dogs he loved so much.

They also chose to have a memorial plaque at Battersea to give them a permanent place to remember Hoi.

Memorial plaques

A plaque is a poignant tribute and lasting symbol of remembrance to a loved one or dear pet. A plaque can also commemorate an event that has a special significance for you and your family. Your plaque is inscribed with your own wording and placed on one of the memorial walls in the centre of your choice – London, Old Windsor or Brands Hatch.

The plaques are made in brass-effect resin and measure 15x10cm. They have space for up to six lines of your chosen inscription, which is engraved and enamelled in black. The cost of a plaque is £150 and you are welcome to visit your plaque any time when the centre is open.

To request a memorial plaque order form please email specialgifts@battersea.org.uk or call us on 0207 627 9300.

Memorial bench

Our fine teak memorial benches are hand-crafted and make a fitting memorial to your loved one. They are much appreciated and used by thousands of visitors each year.

The bench includes a brass plaque inscribed with wording of your choice and can be placed in your chosen centre – Old Windsor or Brands Hatch. The cost of a bench with a brass plaque is £5000.

For more information on buying a memorial bench please email specialgifts@battersea.org.uk​ or call us on 0207 627 9300.

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Our collection envelopes provide an easy way to collect donations at a funeral or memorial service.

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