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In Lieu Of Flowers

In Lieu Of Flowers

As a not-for profit organisation, EPC appreciates all donations as a result of ‘in lieu of flowers’ or ‘in honour of’ requests.  The main message is that the family prefers donations to EPC in honour of (your loved one) in lieu of flowers at this time.   

Sharing this request before the service will take the pressure off guests. They don’t have to remember to take or fill in a donation envelope at the venue as they can simply do it online. This also provides a way for people to express their condolences to the family.  


• Complete a reply-paid EPC donation envelope at the memorial service. 

        - Mail to the reply-paid address - EPC, PO Box 2110, Rangeview, 3132 or

        - SMS a photo of the completed form inside the envelope to 0404 912 875

        - Email a photo of the completed form to

• Our QR Code that links to the online donation page or simply donate online via
• Donate online to a fundraising memorial page if created by the family (see step 2 below)
• Donate over the phone on 1300 130 813
• Donate in person at Level 1, Building 2, 630 Mitcham Rd, Mitcham.

Donations to EPC can be made in various ways

Suggested steps:

  1. Donation Envelopes: Let your funeral director know that you would like to arrange donations to EPC in lieu of flowers. Most funeral homes will already have a supply of EPC donation envelopes for the service. Ensure there are EPC Donation Envelopes at the service and that guests are clearly told they are there with clear instructions on where to find them. 

  2. In Memoriam Fundraising page: Create a personal fundraising memorial page in honour of your loved one. You can do this via our online donation page. Visit and click on the ‘Donate now’ button. Then click on the ‘Fundraise for this cause’ or ‘Create CrowdRaiser’ button. The link to this is easy to share.  

  3. Social Media Artwork:  If you would like a personalised memorial image, see below, to use on social media simply contact 

  1. Funeral Notice: State in the funeral notice that the family would like donations to Eastern Palliative Care in lieu of flowers. Your funeral director will help with the wording. You can accompany this with EPC’s website address  - or the QR Code.  

  2. Memorial Log or QR Code: Consider using our memorial logo and/or QR Code. They can be used in the funeral notice, service booklet or online. The QR code links to EPC’s online donation page.  

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  1. Service Booklet: Consider placing the request in the service booklet. Some suggested words are: 

The family asks you to consider making a donation to Eastern Palliative Care (EPC) in honour of XX in lieu of flowers. You can collect a reply paid donation envelope from (XXX Church) and insert it into the box (where located) or post it to EPC. You can also donate online at or click on the QR Code. 

Please acknowledge XX’s name as the reason for your donation as EPC will inform the family of the names of those who honoured XX in this way.   

  1. Funeral Celebrant: Ensure your Funeral Celebrant mentions this during the service and confirms how to make a donation. 

  2. Livestream: Ensure any livestream broadcast includes this information both via the Celebrant, QR Code, Memorial logo or words at the end with EPC’s email address -  

If the family are given any completed donation envelopes at the service please deliver them by hand to our office in Mitcham unopened. We will send a receipt and thank you letter to each donor for the amount they have gifted.  

Around a month after receiving the donations, we will send the family a letter informing them of the names of those that donated and the final amount. We will not state individual amounts received.  We will provide them with the total combined figure from payments made via our website and donation envelopes. We will also thank the family publicly in our quarterly newsletter. 

If you’d like any further assistance please contact 

Thank you for your generous consideration of EPC at this difficult time. 



EPC is registered as a not-for-profit organisation on Facebook. We can be selected as the receiving charity if you add a donate button to your facebook post or organise a personal fundraising event.  Asking friends to donate in lieu of birthday presents is a popular choice.