How Cancer Council SA can assist – we are here to help

We recognise how personal of a decision it is to include Cancer Council SA in your funeral. Our goal is to make this as simple as possible—for both the funeral service provider and the next of kin.

Collecting donations

  • We can arrange for Cancer Council SA memorial envelopes to be available before or at the memorial service. These may already be available through the funeral provider. If not, please fill out the online form or contact us on 1300 65 65 85 to request memorial envelopes to be sent out. We can send these to family or direct to a funeral provider.

  • You can create a personalised online tribute page in memory of your loved one. Add a photo or story and invite family and friends to make a donation and leave their own tributes to your loved one. Please call us on 1300 65 65 85 if you would like assistance in creating your page.

  • To let family and friends know that donations are requested in lieu of flowers, you can send your tribute page electronically with a note and donations can be made direct to the page. We also suggest this request is included in your funeral notice.

    Suggested wording options:

    Please make a donation to Cancer Council SA in lieu of flowers. A donation to Cancer Council SA in lieu of flowers is requested. A donation in lieu of flowers may be made to Cancer Council SA. You may wish to add that a tribute page has been created, our web address or phone number.
  • Friends and family may make a donation before, during or after the funeral. Donations before or after the funeral can be made online, by phone or by sending the gift in the post. Donation envelopes are available to accept donations at the funeral. They may be handed to a designated person at the funeral or posted to Cancer Council SA.

Our volunteers can attend the funeral

Cancer Council SA volunteers are available upon request to attend the funeral and collect donations in line with the family’s wishes. Alternatively, this role may be taken on by a member of the funeral home.

Collection and acknowledgement of donations

Most often, donation envelopes are collected by a Cancer Council SA volunteer from the funeral service provider. We are also able to collect from next of kin or any family or friend nominated to collect the donations.