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.

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Our Legacy - The Missing People Story

Missing People founders Mary and Janet started a helpline in response to the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh from Fulham in 1986. The two sisters, along with a team of dedicated volunteers, were overwhelmed by the number of people calling them. Their helpline provided a lifeline for families with a missing loved one and was invaluable in bringing forward information relating to the whereabouts of vulnerable missing people.

In 2004, Mary and Janet stepped down from their roles at Missing People. However, their legacy lives on and Missing People offers a lifeline to the 250,000 people who run away or go missing each year in the UK; and continues to support the families and loved ones left behind.

Our projects are diverse and far-ranging. However, the constant in our work is the fact that it is your support that enables us to continue to provide our crucial services to those who need it most.

Your legacy will help us continue Mary and Janet’s work of supporting those who are facing some of the most difficult times of their lives. A gift in your Will is an eternal commitment – to those missing and their families – that a lifeline will always be available when it’s needed most.

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