What is a fund?

What is a fund?

A Light Up Childhood Fund is a unique way to remember a loved one and fundraise in their memory to help give more children the brighter future they deserve.

What can I do with a fund?

Many people use an online fund to bring together funeral donations, personal tributes and messages of condolence. A fund can also be an on-going place of remembrance that can be shared and added to by family and friends over many years. Anyone can make a donation and they can also light virtual lanterns in memory of their loved one.

A fund can be personalised with photos and videos to make it a really personal tribute. Anyone planning a fundraising event can also create an event page to coordinate sponsorship and share updates; the total raised will be added to the main fund.

Will I receive support with my fundraising?

Anyone who creates a fund will receive a regular newsletter with stories about how they are helping to keep children and young people safe from abuse, as well as ideas to help with their fundraising. We’ll also offer a local fundraising contact, if appropriate, to provide fundraising support and share news of our work in your local area.

Supporter stories

"My parents, Nora and Arthur, always helped people in their time of need and children were the love of my mum’s life. In acknowledging this I decided to ask for donations, in lieu of flowers, for the NSPCC at their funerals. Mum and dad are very dearly missed but would have loved that this money be spent on children." Eileen Curtis, fundraising in memory of her parents, Nora and Arthur.

“My journey started when my darling big sister Karen passed away. I needed to focus on something that would really challenge me, as losing her really hit me hard because she meant so much to me. With every challenge I complete I learn so much about myself and Karen would be so proud of what I have achieved.” Dawn Paul, fundraising in memory of her sister, Karen.

“Mum was very conscious of some children being less fortunate than us. So when we were thinking about which charity mum would choose, we all thought of NSPCC”. Tim Grant, fundraising in memory of his mum, Della.