In Memory

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If you have reached this page it is because you have lost someone very dear to you. We are so sorry for your loss and we sincerely hope that you have many strong, positive memories to sustain you through the next few months and years.

This is Helen Hyland’s own story:

“This poem was read at my husband Alan’s funeral, he had suffered with M.E. The poem helped us to remember him in a positive way, and I hope that it helps to also give you some small comfort.

“We wanted Alan’s funeral to be a celebration of his life but also wanted it to make a difference – a tangible sign that his life hadn’t been in vain.

“We placed a collection plate by the door of the church and were overwhelmed by peoples’ generosity to our chosen charities after the funeral.

“As if that wasn’t enough, some of his closest friends decided that they needed to do even more. Pat trained and ran in a marathon and his village football team pals embarked on an ambitious tour of the Scottish premiership football grounds.

“This is a photograph of their triumphant return to the village. It was a day that I and our sons will remember for the rest of our lives.”

“Losing someone is hard. It took me a while to find the words to pay Alan tribute. But then, one day, they flowed, and I set up a JustGiving page in his memory.

“It felt good to seek out and share photographs of some of our most precious moments. The kind messages of support have helped to sustain me in the dark days since.”


If you decide to raise funds in the memory of a loved one, please consider registering on JustGiving.

  • It’s a convenient platform that allows you to share with family, friends, and the wider community via email or social media for example.
  • You can easily monitor how much money you are raising – can keep everyone informed of your progress – and the funds that you receive will be automatically donated to the ME Association.

Start fundraising with JustGiving

  • Just click the button above for more information, and please let Helen Hyland our fundraising manager know when you begin. She can lend support and advice if you need it.

Help and Support

If you feel that supporting the ME Association could be part of the celebration of the life of a loved one, then please do get in touch.

Helen Hyland, our Fundraising Manager, is here to help and you can contact her by email, or by phone (01280 838964).

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