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A Candlelight Fund is a special fund in memory of a loved one who has died, where all donations made in their memory are combined to create a beautifully lasting tribute to them.

Celebrate a life and give hope to thousands more.


How do Candlelight Funds work?

A Candlelight Fund can be a private act of remembrance – donating to mark special moments like your loved one’s birthday or anniversary – or you can invite others to join in too.

There are no targets, deadlines or minimum amounts involved. This is your fund and you can grow it in whatever way feels comfortable.

Two inspiring families' stories

Read how these families have paid tribute to their loved ones while also building a brighter future for our brothers and sisters around the world.

Lily's fund

Christine and Frank set up a Candlelight Fund in memory of their granddaughter Lily to help give other children the chance of life that Lily never had.

Kieran's fund

Kieran's family say that the Candlelight Fund they created for their son has given them strength and a sense of purpose.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about Candlelight Funds or donating in memory of a loved one, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you very much for thinking of CAFOD as a way to remember someone special. 

In memory collection envelopes

Please order these envelopes if you are holding a collection in memory of someone special, for example in lieu of flowers at a funeral.

Give in memory

There are many ways to celebrate the life of a loved one by making a donation in their memory.