Memorial Connections

~ Coming Soon ~

When a friend or loved one is grieving, it is natural to want to reach out and support them in some way. Sometimes with the practicalities of everyday life, sometimes just to hold a hand and offer condolences.

I have a friend who is grieving their beloved connection with a person whose grave is too far to visit. In talking through this with another friend, they came up with an idea for visiting graves on behalf of other. When they shared it with me I was hooked.

There is a lovely peace about graveyards, I love wandering through them, reading the stones and wondering about the people and families that still remain. So to be there for someone, to hold them in my heart and to bring a connection between them and the person they are grieving is probably the most beautiful way of giving service I can think of.

Memorial Connections‘ has been created in loving response to our friend and others who are in a similar position. Whether it be distance, loss of mobility or any other reason that prevents them from visiting in person.

We are currently a network of compassionate friends throughout the UK and Ireland who are willing to attend a graveside or memorial location on your behalf. We will deliver flowers, recite a prayer or verse, or sit quietly whilst connecting with you by phone or WhatsApp.

~ Volunteers Required ~

We are currently looking for volunteers across the UK and Ireland who are willing to offer this service in their local area. You choose the areas you wish to cover and the frequency of your availability. You will receive payment to cover your expenses. All we ask is your willingness to sit respectfully at the memorial site whilst linking with our clients by phone or WhatsApp.

If you are interested in offering this service please use the Volunteers link below to register your interest.

This is a new service, so we may not be able to cover all areas at the moment. However we will do our best to support you. Please use the contact form below to make your request. If the memorial site you wish to be attended is outside our current locations, we will do all we can to find someone who is willing to travel to your area.

Here’s how it works:-

  • Use the Memorial Connections Contact Form below to reach out to us with your request.
  • We will check the location and connect with our Memorial Friends in that area.
  • We will respond to you within 7 days to confirm whether someone is available and advise you on expenses.
  • If you wish to proceed, we will provide confirmation of expenses and where to make payment by debit/credit card or direct transfer.
  • When we receive your payment we will connect you with our Memorial Friend to arrange a convenient time for both of you.
  • Our Friend will have their phone on site to link up with you whilst in attendance.
  • If you are unable to connect, we will forward a photograph of your flowers* at the location.
  • Our Memorial Friend will confirm their attendance and we will contact you to verify this before releasing your payment to them.
  • If our Friend is unable to attend, we will provide you with a full refund.

*Please note, flowers and gifts are optional and can either be purchased and sent by you, or purchased on your behalf by our Memorial Friend.

~ Memorial Connections Contact Form ~

Memorial Connections Contact Form
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