Setting up a Fundraising Page
For your special occasion we would recommend setting a JustGiving page – it is the easiest way to collect donations, and you can share the link with friends, family, and colleagues in your invitation or on your online gift list (if you are having one). Your page can be personalised by adding photos and your story, and the donations will come straight to us, so you won’t need to worry.
Set up a Tribute Fund
If you are remembering a loved one at your wedding or civil partnership, we’d recommend setting up a tribute fund. This is a lovely way of inviting guests to join you in celebrating their life – they can donate, share memories, light candles, and add photos.
Order Wedding Favours
Our heart pin badges* make lovely wedding favours on your special day. They come in a clear bag and have a backing card with more information about The Eve Appeal. To order your wedding favours please email Lauren.Siddy@eveappeal.org.uk or call 020 7605 0153 – we ask for a donation of £2 per badge.
If you’d like to display any materials* on your special day do get in touch – we have donation envelopes which friends and family can use to donate to the Eve Appeal on the day (and we can claim Gift Aid). We can also send out leaflets and collection boxes if you’d like these.
*Due to recent government guidelines, we have paused the sending of materials. However, this will be reviewed over the coming months, and we shall keep this page updated regularly. If you’d like any materials, do get in touch with Lauren using the details above – she will then let you know as soon as we are able to start sending materials again.
Louise Boscott married her fiancé James Wood in a beautiful church in West Sussex. On such a special day they both chose to support charities that were important to them. Louise chose The Eve Appeal as her mother, Maria Cody, died of ovarian cancer in 2007.
“My Mum was my best friend. She had a great sense of humour and a positive attitude; even through her illness she was more concerned about how the family were coping than herself. In October 2006 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and in February 2007 she died. Mum didn’t get to see my sister married either, but at least she met her first grandchild who was born a month before her cancer was diagnosed.
She wrote cards for me and my sister before she died and got her friend to give them to us after she passed. Her words were that I would soon have a family of my own. I know that she would have loved my husband James, and be proud of the life that we have made with each other in West Sussex.
I chose to have our wedding on Mum’s birthday as it was a great way to celebrate the start of our new lives together and to celebrate her life. We chose to have The Eve Appeal pins to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer and thought they were a great keepsake for everyone to remember their loved ones too. I know that she always wanted to see me happy and she would have loved to be there with all the family.
On the morning of the wedding I was actually quite calm; the photographer said she had never met such a calm bride! My two best friends and my sister stayed with me the night before, so it was lovely to spend the morning with them getting ready. The nerves didn’t really hit me until I was waiting for the car with my Dad. The car was 30 minutes late – James was convinced I wasn’t going to turn up!
It was lovely to celebrate the day with our families. We had a band for the evening party and as James is the guitarist in his own band, they did an impromptu song on the night which was great fun! It was a fantastic day and night, filled with love and laughter and a few tears on my sister’s part!”