In Memory

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Donate or fundraise in memory of someone

Donating or fundraising in someone's memory is a very special and meaningful way to remember them – honouring their life whilst helping to create a world full of birdsong.

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We're always incredibly grateful to receive these donations and thank you for choosing to support SongBird Survival, at this time.

There are different ways you can support SongBird Survival in support of someone close to you. However you decide to remember them, this will be a special way to celebrate their life in a way that makes you both proud.

Learn more below:

Make a donation in their name

Your generous donations will help us secure a future for threatened songbirds. 

As you make your donation, you can let us know the name of the person you are remembering and tell us more about why you are making this gift.

Donate in Memory

Collect at a funeral or memorial

You can celebrate your loved one by asking family and friends to make a donation at their funeral or memorial service.

If you would like to arrange funeral donations please contact us on 01379 641 715 or email: and we will make this as simple as possible for you.

We can send you donation envelopes, a collection box and information leaflets about SongBird Survival. Thank you for thinking of us at this time.  

Your donations will help create a future full of the sound of songbirds.

Create a tribute fund

Setting up a Much Loved fund in memory of your loved one is such a special and meaningful way to honour their life.

You can create on online personalised memorial page where friends and family can share condolences and add messages, photos and videos of remembrance.  Special dates can be marked through lighting virtual candles.

Through this page, any donations made to SongBird Survival in their memory, will make a lasting impact,  helping to protect songbirds and find solutions to their catastrophic decline.

create a tribute

Raise money in their memory

Taking on a challenge, organising an event or setting up a Facebook fundraiser are all special ways to keep the memory of your love one alive.

We have lots of ideas and resources to help you

For more information, please contact us by email on:

your stories

Victoria was an avid bird lover, she particularly loved nightingales, she thought them the most beautiful tiny birds with the most melodic song and was deeply concerned with the decline in their numbers due to the many challenges they, and other songbirds face.

Her father John told us how she spent many hours listening to and recording songbirds, and for her birthday last year, she requested that her friends and family donate to SBS instead of giving gifts.

After Victoria's recent passing, her sister Claire started a birthday fundraiser on Facebook to ask for donations for us in lieu of birthday gifts.

Victoria's children, Katrina and Adam, also set up a fundraising page through and invited friends and family to donate.

They all chose SBS as the beneficiary knowing how much it would have meant to Victoria to be able to raise funds for a cause which had been so close to her heart.

With the most generous donations from their friends and family, Claire, Katrina and Adam were collectively able to raise a staggering £1554.26. Such a fantastic amount which honours Victoria's name and will contribute directly to our continued research into the causes of the decline of her cherished nightingales and other threatened songbirds.

This will be a wonderful way to remember Victoria, and, we hope, brings some comfort to Victoria's friends and family at an incredibly sad time.

Victoria Joyce

Nightingale in song

Bruce was a long time supporter of SBS. An active member who regularly regaled friends and family about SBS and the work we do.

Sadly we received messages from his family advising he had died at home, surrounded by his family, aged 86. Having spoken with him, I remember long chats about birds, interspersed with good natured jokes and some great stories from his life. He seemed like a wonderful man and I was very sad to hear of his passing.

The family were very keen for Bruce’s support for SBS to continue with his funeral and set up an in memory collection with us. They asked for leaflets and newsletters so they could give them out at the funeral so everyone could know about the cause. They even had special nest box shaped collection boxes made for use on the day. We set up an online donation page as well as the cash and cheques they collected at the funeral.

In total over £2,600 was raised; an amazing sum to remember a lovely man. I asked the family if they would like the funds to be used for any specific purpose and they were pleased to be able to support the education of young people in their local area as this would be the perfect way to remember Bruce; since he had always tried to educate those around him on the subject.   

These funds will allow us to attend their local area for the next two years and educate over 2,500 children. I have since met some of his lovely family in person and they have all promised to join the charity as members in Bruce’s memory.

Bruce Cowe

Collection box at Bruce Cowe funeral

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