Families may reach out to Funeral Directors for help and support when arranging a collection for their loved one in lieu of flowers.
We're here to help you make funeral collections on behalf of families, who are already facing an emotionally difficult time, as easy as possible.
Funeral Director’s pack
We really are honoured when friends and family of a person who has died makes the decision to ask for donations to the Royal British Legion in lieu of flowers. Sometimes families want to arrange the collection themselves, and sometimes they ask Funeral Directors to coordinate this on their behalf.
To make this process easier, you can order your free Funeral Director’s pack containing collection envelopes, collection boxes and other useful information to help you collect donations made at funerals (or similar events) and support the family’s wish to support our work with the Armed Forces community.
View our items list to find out what's included in our free Funeral's Director pack.
RBL representation at a funeral
It may be that the family has requested representation from RBL, as the person who died has served in the Armed Forces or was a branch member. Where possible, RBL will always try and attend.
To find out more about representation from RBL at a funeral, please visit our webpage.
We also provide financial help for deceased members of the Armed Forces community, please visit our Help with funeral costs page for more information.
Supporting the bereaved family
Sometimes a family may need some support with what to do next or just need someone to talk to – especially when the support provided by Funeral Directors ends. Cruse Bereavement Care offers confidential support to adults and children on its website and over the phone.
If the bereaved families are members of the Armed Forces community, and need additional support from RBL, please feel free to direct them to our contact centre on 0808 802 8080, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our Live Chat facility – available from 8am to 8pm, days a week.
Setting up a Tribute Fund
A Tribute Fund can be set up in memory of a person who has died. It is a way to honour the memory of a loved one and raise funds to support the Armed Forces community. This work in a very similar way to a Memory Giving, Much Loved or Just Giving page, but setting up a Tribute Fund directly with us means we receive more of the donations made by family and friends.