MuchLoved have recently hosted their 4th annual Partner Event. A unique event specifically for In Memoriam Fundraisers. It's an opportunity for MuchLoved's Charity Partners to network, learn about MuchLoved's latest developments, hear how others are using the platform and share best practice.
This year MuchLoved were honoured to have Megan Goodhead from Meningitis Now, Corrine Mason from Winston's Wish and Clare McCulloch from RNLI share their experiences and wisdom.
Following the success of last year's new Partner Award, after much deliberation the MuchLoved 2018 Partner Award was given to Jackie Parnell of the Stroke Association. With nearly a 1000 Remembrance Funds and many funeral collection pages to manage, their scheme has grown from strength to strength. Due to Jackie's dedication and hard work their Remembrance Funds, Celebration Funds and most recently their Strike Back Funds are now firmly embedded within their organisation.
"I'm very touched to be receiving this award. The MuchLoved platform has enabled supporters to have a place where all their fundraising achievements - whether in memory of their loved one, or as a stroke survivor - be shared with family and friends. Supporters have told us how important it is for them to make a positive difference and their Fund helps them to achieve this. Remembrance Fund holders often tell us they find their Fund a comfort and a way to celebrate the life of their loved one, whilst stroke survivors who have set up a Strike Back Fund have a platform to enable them to fight back. It's great to know that this platform really does help supporters through a very sad time in their life by enabling them to have a positive focus"
Jackie Parnell, Stroke Association
For Optimum partners, an invitation for the event is part of the package and we encourage partner contacts to bring along a colleague from another team so they too can learn about the benefits of tribute funds and help promote the scheme internally. Plus, if you're so inclined, there will also be an opportunity to showcase your Tribute Fund scheme during our Case Study session.
Information about next years event will be distributed towards the end of this year.