We depend on your donations to be a lifeline.

Someone goes missing every two minutes in the UK. 

By supporting us, you are helping us to bring missing children and adults to safety and to support their families desperately waiting for news. 

Useful donation information: Read our Fundraising Promise and our donation terms and conditions.


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 and tell us how you can help.

How your support helps

There are a number of ways you can help Missing People be a lifeline - whether you support vulnerable missing children, or wish to help their loved ones left behind - your donation will always be put to the best possible use.

You can choose to donate towards our work in general, or you can opt to give support to a specific project - some examples of what you can help us achieve are below:


Finding vulnerable missing children and adults

£10,000 would fund 100 publicity appeals for missing children and adults; helping us to gather vital information from the public and potentially reaching the missing person to encourage them to make contact.

Family support

Providing emotional support for families missing a loved one

£20,000 could fund emotional and practical support for twenty families with a missing loved one for an entire year.

Missing Adults

Supporting adults returned from missing

£35,000 could fund an Adult Crisis Worker to ensure that adults returned from missing are provided with the support they need when they return.

Children and Young People

Caring for missing and vulnerable children through our live chat service

£50,000 could fund two Crisis Workers to provide support 24/7 on our live chat service during peak hours for vulnerable children and young people.

Crisis Helpline

Keep a Crisis Desk running for a year

£70,000 could fund one of our Crisis Desks for a year, ensuring we are able to support those missing and their families left behind 24/7 for an entire year.

Reaching Out

Reaching vulnerable missing children and adults

£105,000 could fund our TextSafe service for over a year (14 months) - enabling us to proactively reach out for missing children via text when they are reported missing, giving them the tools to access the urgent support they need.

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