Setting up a Sustrans memorial fund or collection in lieu of flowers is a lovely way to remember someone. You may choose Sustrans because your loved one supported us or because you know they would have shared our vision; whatever the reason it will help us to bring the benefits of our work to more communities, schools and workplaces all over the country.
Roger Green was a passionate cyclist who raced to a professional level in his youth, entering the Tour of Britain. When Roger sadly died in February 2011, his son, Mike Green, kindly organised a collection in aid of Sustrans in his memory.
“ I know this money can be put to good use on projects that my dad would have approved of. ”
We are enormously grateful to Mike for thinking of us at such a difficult time and the money collected has helped us to maintain the National Cycle Network for others to enjoy as much as Roger did.
If you would like to arrange a collection in memory of a loved one, this can be arranged through the funeral director or sent directly to the Supporters Team, Sustrans, 2 Cathedral Square, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5DD. For further advice, please email us or call 0300 303 2604.
Alternatively, a simple way to collect donations for a memorial fund is to create an In Memory page on JustGiving. Family and friends can promote their fundraising events and requests for donations in one place and together produce a powerful celebration of the life of the deceased in words, photos and videos.