Remembrance through Research
The loss of a family member or close friend is one of the most difficult experiences any of us go through. During this hard time, many people chose to make a donation to a charity known to be favoured by their loved one during their lifetime.
How in memoriam giving works
We have envelopes available specifically for in memoriam giving which we are happy to send to you, upon request. You can fill out the form below and we will arrange for the envelopes to be delivered to the venue of the funeral service.
Your family and friends can return the envelopes to you (or your funeral director) after the service. Alternatively, as all our envelopes are reply paid, mourners may take the envelopes home and return them to the Foundation in their own time.
On our receipt of the memorial gifts, a letter of thanks (which includes a tax receipt for donations of $2 or more) will be forwarded to each donor. The bereaved will also receive a letter advising them of the names of those who have donated in memory of their loved ones. Please note that we do not mention the amount of the donations sent to us, unless otherwise directed.
The suggestion that people might prefer to donate is often best included in the funeral notice in the newspaper. Many notices say: ‘No flowers by request. In Lieu donations made to the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the service.’ The decision on whether to include this information in the funeral notice is completely up to you.
Remember your loved one on the Discovery Partner Honour Board
GMRF Discover Partners are long term believers in the power of medical research to change lives. Their support allows GMRF to reach for even bigger goals in our quest for new treatments and breakthroughs and we are proud to display the names of these supporters on our Discovery Partners honour board, located in the main foyer of Greenslopes Private Hospital.
We have reserved a special section of this board for in memoriam Discovery Partners, dedicated to those who have been honoured by their loved ones and become Discovery Partners posthumously.
If you would like to learn how you can remember your loved one on the Discovery Partner Honour Board please contact Sharon Woods (GMRF Partnership & Development Manager) at (07) 3394 7284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remembrance through research - a donor story
Many families spend long stints in hospital when a loved one is unwell; this was the case for one of our dear supporters when her late husband was ill. During this time, despite the heartache she experienced, she came to deeply appreciate the care he received from the medical community. Even more, she now truly understands the need for more funds to be invested in vital medical research.
On Valentine’s Day 2014, this lady decided she wanted to remember her husband by donating to GMRF in his memory. She wanted to see his name added to our Discovery Partner honour board with the other supporters who have joined us on the journey of medical discovery.
She looks forward to seeing his name on the relaunched Discovery Partner board in April.