Our face-to-face fundraising

One of the ways we raise money for the vital work of Marie Curie Nurses is by meeting supporters face to face in places like retail outlets, offices, the doorstep and on the street.

fundraising in the streetThis kind of fundraising is really important for us – over £3.9 million was pledged through face-to-face fundraising in the last financial year. It also provides an opportunity to talk to supporters and find out why they support us and what they think of the work we do.

All our fundraisers receive training from a member of the Marie Curie team or a trainer audited by a member of the Marie Curie team. We also regularly mystery shop our fundraisers to ensure they are following our agreed standards.

At the moment we operate four different kinds of face-to-face fundraising.

Regular Giving in-house teams

two marie curie fundraising volunteersOur Regular Giving in-house teams visit private sites such as retail outlets to talk to people about the work we do and encourage them to support us via regular giving with a direct debit.

As well as encouraging regular gifts, our teams provide lots of information about the services we provide and the difference our nurses make in the communities they serve. We also get a lot of questions about volunteering and we’re always delighted to tell people about the various volunteering opportunities available at Marie Curie.

Our teams generally work in pairs and the reception they receive is universally positive.

Door-to door fundraising

Door-to-door fundraising is a safe, secure and proven method for us to recruit new supporters. The money we raise allows us to continue our vital work. In addition, it is very cost effective, as we only pay Home Fundraising, the agency we use, for those supporters who agree to sign up.

Home Fundraising is a well-regarded agency and our largest external face-to-face provider. Home supports and strictly adheres to the current industry standards on door-to-door fundraising. 

Our fundraising promise

a marie curie fundraiser on the streetWe are committed to the highest standards of fundraising practice. All our fundraisers receive training from a member of the Marie Curie team or a trainer audited by a member of the Marie Curie team. We also regularly mystery shop our fundraisers to ensure they are following our agreed standards.

If you would like to make a complaint about the behaviour of our fundraisers or have a query about our face-to-face activity please do feel free to contact our supporter services team on 0800 716 146. You can also fill in an online form.

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