Leading Lights

By pledging to donate £1,000 or more annually, you will become part of a special group of people – our Leading Lights – who help us continue to be a lifeline for those facing the darkest times imaginable.

Our lights could not stay on 7 days a week, without the generosity of such amazing supporters.

By becoming a member of the Leading Lights Club, you will be an integral part of the UK’s only charity which supports missing people and their loved ones left behind.

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Donation today

Ways we’ll recognise your kind support

  • Invitation to a special afternoon at our headquarters with an opportunity to meet our Chief Executive, tour the helpline and talk with one of our Frontline Crisis Workers
  • Invitations to a range of special events and celebrations throughout the year. This includes our annual Carol Service and Reception in December
  • Priority tickets to our annual Night of Light Gala in the autumn
  • Annual thank you letter for your donation
  • Acknowledgement in all relevant materials including our annual Impact Report
  • Regular e-newsletters with all the latest updates on Missing People: from our frontline services, policy and research developments, to stories from beneficiaries and upcoming events
  • Networking opportunities with a group of like-minded and influential individuals

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Make your donation go further for missing people and their families by taking advantage of a number of tax-effective giving schemes. Please click here for more information.

How to become a Leading Light

If you would like to join forces with like-minded supporters, please email the team to discuss options and become a Leading Light today: julie.hawkins@missingpeople.org.uk

“Missing People have helped us considerably. They’ve drummed up loads of publicity… and they’ve always been here to help me.” – Peter Boxell, father of missing Lee Boxell.

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. The examples below are just some of the ways your much-needed donation can support our vital work. We also welcome larger donations towards specific projects. So do let us know if you have a particular area of interest regarding our cause.

Finding vulnerable missing children and adults
£83 per month could help us to launch a publicity appeal for a missing person.

Family support
Providing emotional support for families missing a loved one
£100 per month helps our specially trained team to answer 10 calls from someone in crisis, desperate for confidential support.

Crisis Helpline
Keep a Crisis Desk running
£1,000 can help keep our 116000 helpline open for desperate families and vulnerable missing people for one day

Children and Young People
Reaching out to missing and vulnerable children in moments of crisis
£25,000 funds our 121 chat for 3 months, offering a bespoke way for young people to chat to us and explore their options

With thanks to our current Leading Lights: Kate Adams & Ruth Berry, Adrok Ltd, Anonymous, James Baldock, Paul Boughton, Paul & Selina Burdell, Sam Burdell, Richard Burston, Katja Butler, Richard Davies, Monica Dolan, John Drury, Richard Ewbank, Henry Gardener, Jane Harwood, Phil Hodkinson, Karen Horton-Palmstrom, Nic Humphries, Ben Koerner, Rose Leigh, Alice Lucas, Poppy Ludwig, Clive Marshall, Justin McLaren, Farina Melwani, Tom Murray, William & Catherine Norris, Ajay & Jaymini Patel, Gavin Rankin, John Reiss, Jason Richards, Charles Roast, Rebecca de Rome, Joanne & Lawrence Royston, Mr and Mrs Patrick Ryan, John & Caroline Shelford, Melanie Steele, Peter & Jane Thorne, Oliver Watson, Richard Wheeler, Tom Willett, Stephen & Mandy Winyard, Clare & Matthew Wood, David & Barbara Woods, Richard & Anna Youle, Michael Young