Fundraise and Events

A lifeline when someone disappears

Missing People is a charity. We depend on you to be a lifeline.

Looking to take on a challenge or organise an event for Missing People? We'll support you every step of the way. 

 

Give time

Use the Search Directory to find out who is missing in your area or volunteer for Missing People.

Give socially

Join the Search by following us on Facebook or Twitter. The more people who share our missing people appeals with friends online, the more chance we have of finding them.

Give anything

Let us know how you are supporting Missing People! Call us on 0800 MISSING (647 7464) or email supporters@missingpeople.org.uk and tell us how you can help.

 
We simply wouldn't be able to do what we do without fundraising from our amazing supporters. Thank you so much for making sure we're able to be there 24/7 for everyone who needs us.
 
If you want to fundraise for us then we'd love to hear what you have planned.  Get in touch by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
We'd suggest setting up a JustGiving page to help spread the word of your fundraising activities. Why not set up a page today? 
 
  
 
If you prefer to raise money offline, you can download our sponsorship form.

Paying money in

When your fundraising event is always, it's best to count up the money as soon as possible so we can put it straight towards helping people affected by a disappearance. Please do not send any cash through the post. Instead, bank it up and send us a cheque. If you'd rather make a bank transfer get in touch for our details.
 
Please send us a cheque made payable to Missing People Ltd and send it to:
 
Missing People
284 Upper Richmond Road West
London
SW14 7JE
 
 
If you've fundraised online through JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving they will send the money to us, so you don't need to do anything.

Take photos & get in touch

Please take lots of photos and get in touch to tell us about your event. Please send photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The super important (but not so exciting) legal stuff.

We want to make sure your fundraising is safe and legal. Before you get started, make sure you read the following and follow up with anything that applies to your event:

Collections

 Always collect cash in a secure container e.g. a sealed tin, buckets or a secure cash box for change. Please do not collect money door to door; this is illegal without a licence. Please don't shake the bucket as this will annoy passers by. 

Lotteries

There are strict laws in place that you'll need to abide by if you're planning to organise a raffle. Please take a look at the Gambling Commision's Organising Small Lotteries document to make sure it's legal.

Permissions

 Fundraisers and organisations planning an event must ensure that any required permissions or licences are obtained from the local authority or other relevant bodies. If you're not sure, just ask!

Insurance

 When fundraising or organising an event in public, make sure that there is sufficient third party public liability cover in place. Most venues or councils will cover this, so please check with them.

Health and safety

 Fundraisers must carry out a risk assessment where it is reasonable to do so before undertaking an event of any size. If working with a third party or within a company, check who is responsible for this. Download our risk assessment form.

Children and fundraising 

if you are under the age of 18 please make sure that you have written consent from a parent or guardian to fundraise for Missing People.

Food and Alcohol 

Please take great care when handling food and work to basic rules for safe preparation, storage, display and cooking. If you are selling/providing alcohol in public, the relevant licences/permissions may be in needed and age limits must be adhered to.

 

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