Make a Donation in Memoriam

Hay Festival Foundation is a registered charity created to support the aims of the Festival in Britain and internationally. The Foundation brings people of all ages together to support our educational initiatives and opportunities. We are committed to access and inclusion and to the pursuit of excellence.

To commemorate a deceased relative or friend, you can support us to secure the Festival for future generations. We will include the commemoration among our Absent Friends – your donation will be thanked and recognised on the donations page at and on screen at the Festival.

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For other ways to contribute philanthropically, please also consider joining our Patrons, Benefactors or Chair’s Circle membership schemes.

Please provide the name of donor or donors to be thanked and the name of absent friend or friends to commemorate.

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Price: £1.00

Thank you for your donation, which will help us to secure the Festival for future generations, to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.

Find out more about Hay Festival Foundation's educational initiatives.

Make a Donation in Memoriam