In memory and in celebration

Giving in memory enables you to celebrate someone's life whilst also supporting Bristol's most vulnerable animals. It's easy to make a donation to Bristol A.R.C. to remember someone special, either a loved family member, or a pet, and there are a few different ways that you can give a gift in memory and celebrate the life of your loved one or beloved family pet.

Donate online

You can donate through our website, and you have the option to tell us who you're remembering when making the donation. Click here to make a gift online. Whether you choose to make a one-off donation, or become a regular giver, your donation will help to provide much needed love and support for the animals in our care.

Sponsor an animal

We have several options for those interested in supporting us with a regular gift in memory of a loved one or a family pet:

This will enable you to direct your support to a particular area, and you'll be invited to tell us who you're remembering with this regular gift.

Fundraising in memory

You can set up a fundraising page or collect donations in memory of a beloved person or pet through JustGiving or Much Loved. Once the page is created, the online link can be shared with friends and family to donate to, and the money raised will come directly to us. Alternatively, you can set up a Facebook fundraising page in memory of a loved one. Find out more about fundraising for us here.

Our remembrance wall

You can commemorate the life of a much loved person or pet by adding a tribute to our remembrance wall. We have two walls of remembrance in our Animal Home - one for people and one for pets. For donations over £200, we'll offer you a personalised engraved message of your choice to be displayed on a plaque in our Animal Home.

Funeral collections

Asking friends and family to make a donation to Bristol A.R.C. in a funeral collection, or in lieu of flowers at a funeral or memorial event is a wonderful way to remember someone special and to celebrate their life as an animal lover. It can be comforting to know that each donation given in their memory helps to ensure that Bristol’s most vulnerable animals get the support they deserve.

Funeral directors can arrange this for you and send your kind donations to us. Or if you'd prefer to organise the collection yourself, please get in touch and we'd be happy to help advise how to do this. We are very grateful to all who remember their loved ones with a gift to Bristol A.R.C.

Marking a special occasion

You may also choose to make a donation to us to mark a special occasion such as an engagement, anniversary or birthday of a person, or a beloved pet. To find out more about how we can help you mark your special day, please get in touch by emailing us on

Information for Executors

• If you are looking to make a payment from a Will, please contact our Legacy Administration team on 0117 3003 966 or email

• If you make the payment using our online donation form, please get in touch to let us know so we can ensure the gift is properly recorded and acknowledged.

To request our Legacy brochure, please email us or call our team today on 0117 9803 906

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